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Achilles High School corner stone is laid

100 YEARS AGOThursday, June 10, 1920from the Gloucester Gazette

With impressive Masonic ceremony, the corner stone of Achilles High School was laid Wednesday in the presence of a large gathering from all parts of the county, including many from beyond its borders. A sumptuous dinner was served by the ladies of the Achilles neighborhood and after the repast the audience listened to an address by Hon. J. Boyd Sears, of Mathews, which thrilled the audience with its appeal that the priceless boon of universal peace won by our boys on the fields of France should not be thrown away for the selfish gratification of partisan politicians.

The corner stone bearing the inscription, “Achilles High School, June, 1920,” was laid at noon by the Masons of Botetourt and Achilles lodges, with all the solemn ritual of the order. In the box were placed lists of government officials, state and national and local authorities. Interspersed with the ceremony was appropriate music by a well-trained choi...

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