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Achilles High School landmark gets new life

A landmark from the former Achilles High School stands renewed today on private property at Bena.

Hamilton Williams, in the mid-1960s, obtained a gazebo that had long stood near the cafeteria of the old school building, which had become an elementary school and which was then being demolished. A new Achilles Elementary School, the center of the facility now on the site, went into service in 1967.

“For anyone who attended Achilles High School and later the old Achilles Elementary School up through the mid-1960s, you probably remember the gazebo (although at that time I’m not sure anyone would have used the term ‘gazebo’) at Achilles on the west end of the school, sitting between and in front of the cafeteria and the corner of the library, out where the buses picked up and dropped off the students,” he wrote.

“You know exactly what I’m referring to. It could be a shelter from the rain while you waited for the buses or just a shady spot to get ...

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