1969: Plattsburg Scenes of Yesterday
Pictures contributed by Claud Orr
Debbie’s Studio 1909
Red Bridge 1910
East Buchanan Football
The East Buchanan Bulldogs football team was awarded the Distinguished Scholastic Award for the 1989 football season. Head Football Coach, Virgil Freeman presented the award to the Bulldog football co-captains’s Tyler Aebersold and Cory Clark this week. The entire football team had a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.24 in their classroom work while actively participating in interscholastic activities. Congratulations to the 1989 football team on this outstanding achievement. These football players exemplify the excellence achieved by the young people of today and represent the hopes of our future.
Shelton E. Ponder told the group, “History is the story of ‘His Story’ - everyone has a story, but it is your responsibility to find it.” He also talked about the black high school in Liberty, Garrison High School. He gave information about Mr. Gant, a teacher, principal and superintendent who taught his students to always raise the bar no matter what your circumstance may be. Evelyn Green of Plattsburg attended the Garrison School and was present at the breakfast. (Left) Evelyn Green and Shelton
The 1864 Re-enactment Committee hosted a “Breakfast with Presidents” on February 27. Don and Diane Talley portrayed Abe and Mary Todd Lincoln. Don brought an authentic Civil War rifle and Diane shared her experiences as a young teacher in Norfolk, Va. as the area refused to integrate schools in the late 1950’s. Alvin Fry portrayed Jefferson Davis. (Above) L to R – Kathy Godfrey, Diane and Don Talley, Alvin Fry, Helen Zech, Beverly McCulloch and Shelton Ponder.