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David Melson

Picturing the Past 104: Cedar Grove School

Posted Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at 12:03 PM
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  • Love this one. The old school sits almost in front of where my parents house is, and that's where my Dad received part of his education. The buttercups still bloom in a couple of spots where the old school house sat. As a side note, the outhouse for the school is still there, a "double" seater.

    -- Posted by Sharon22 on Tue, Mar 29, 2011, at 12:10 PM
  • One cannot help but notice the bare feet, even though most have on jackets/long sleeves. Today's children have tennis shoes, dress shoes, sports shoes and so on. Makes you wonder what the next century will be like.

    -- Posted by chas29 on Wed, Mar 30, 2011, at 9:02 AM
  • When was This photo? I was attending when it closed. I think I went there from 41-45.

    -- Posted by ed smot on Thu, Mar 31, 2011, at 11:09 AM
  • Thanks David for sharing another great picture. I am not sure exactly where Cedar Grove School was located except that it was back in the direction of Chapel Hill from Unionville. As I was looking through some of my books I found a picture of students from Cedar Grove School from the late 1930s. It is in the Bedford County, Tennessee Family History Book that was compiled by the Bedford County Historical Society, and published by Turner Publishing Company in 2002.

    -- Posted by leeiii on Fri, Apr 1, 2011, at 4:19 PM
  • My Father attended this school circa 1920 to 1928 and I cannot identify him in this photo...I recognize most of the people in the photo leeiii mentioned and knew they were younger than my Dad...This is the best I can do to date the photo as pre-1920....

    -- Posted by FlaDon on Sun, Apr 3, 2011, at 10:32 AM
  • Regarding the old Pencil Mill, my wife's cousin may know more about the history of the mill. He told me that the pencil mill didn't actually make pencils, but rather made the parts of halves for the pencils. He said he remembers the old mill after it was gone, could see where the building and foundations had once been. His name is Gerald Reid and as of 21 June 2016 is is doing well and 93 years of age. My wife's ancestors out of Bedford County are the Potts, Eads, Sudbury, Marbury, and many associated lines.

    -- Posted by Crockett on Tue, Jun 21, 2016, at 1:39 PM
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