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A Hidden Treasure Uncovered At An Oklahoma School Will Remind You Of A Simpler Time

It was no ordinary day back on June 5th, 2015, when renovation crews at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City discovered a hidden treasure that had been concealed for almost 100 years. Behind the whiteboards in three of the classrooms were well-preserved blackboards from 1917. The blackboards contained cursive writings, a calendar, story of the first Thanksgiving, an unusual math wheel and creative writing. Take a look at these treasured drawings that were discovered and the stories they told.

Isn’t it amazing how well-preserved the drawings were? If you enjoy old treasures, make sure to check out the Oklahoma Century Chest.

Ashley has lived in Oklahoma for 25 years and is the Oklahoma staff writer for