110 YEARS AGOThursday, Nov. 2, 1911from the Mathews Journal
The corner stone of the new high school building here was laid with impressive ceremonies by Oriental Lodge No. 20. A.F. & A.M., on Tuesday. Music for the occasion was furnished by the ladies. Immediately after this ceremony dinner was served by the ladies, and a very fine one it was and greatly enjoyed by the large crowd. Quite a nice sum was realized counting sales and contributions, about $100.
Dinner concluded, Mr. L.C. Garnett called the crowd to order and after a brief but appropriate speech introduced Rev. George Gowen, as the speaker of the day. A finished orator as well as a forcible speaker, Mr. Gowen on this occasion ably sustained his reputation. His appeal for higher and better educational advantages and his argument in their behalf could not fail to impress any audience of intelligent people.
The new building which is nearly completed seemed to compel the admiration of all comers and will be a great...
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