Oklahoma History April 10, 2016
Oklahoma Schools In The Early 1900s May Shock You. They’re So Different.
Schools have evolved a great deal over the last century. Technology has replaced many things that were once commonplace in schools. From computers to whiteboards to state-of-the-art facilities, modern day schools look quite a bit different than schools in the early 1900s. Take a look back to simpler times to see just how much schools have changed:
1. These female students take a moment to pose for a school picture in their uniforms at Sequoyah Orphans Training School near Tahlequah. Taken in 1920.
2. Located on the "outskirts of town" at 4th and Boston, Tulsa High School opened in 1906. At this time there were no sidewalks or paved streets and students (literally) got stuck in the mud. It was torn down in 1915 and a new one was built to accommodate the influx of students from the oil boom.
3. This photograph depicts Halochee Institute in the town of Taft - an all-black town - which was founded in 1906 and was the first of several educational institutions to open in this town. The town was originally called Twine.
4. These children in a rural school are gathered around the stove as the room warms up in the morning. After school was in session, the thermometer registered fifty degrees the entire morning. Taken in 1940 in Creek County.
5. Many children sat two per desk in this rural school in Creek County. Taken in 1940.
6. A class of children in front of their one-room schoolhouse in Blanchard. Taken in 1910.
7. High school girls at an Americanization school assembly in Eufaula. Taken in 1940.
8. With no electric scoreboards, these high school students are marking up the score on a blackboard for a basketball game between Eufaula and Stillwell High School. Taken in 1940.
9. These dressy spectators are watching the high school basketball game. Taken in 1940, Eufaula.
10. The Presbyterian Mission School, which has been called “the mother of public education in Tulsa,” included one large room equipped with double desks that could be occupied by two children.
11. The students are playing tennis on the old McLoud High School tennis courts. Taken in 1940.
12. The students and teachers in front of a school in Moore. Date Unknown.
13. These children are playing at recess on a playground on Pleasant Hill in Newcastle. Taken in 1914.
14. Newcastle High School and Buses. 1925.
Did you ever attend classes at any of these schools?
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