Gorgas Elementary School

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Title

Gorgas Elementary School

Subject

Schools

Description

Named after General William Gorgas, Gorgas Elementary School was located in northern Tuscaloosa County, on land donated by Isaac Morgan Boone. It was the first graded school in rural Tuscaloosa County (succeeded one-room schoolhouses). It later became Gorgas High School and was closed in 1957 when it became an elementary school again. The building was left vacant in the 60's when the students were tranferred to newly built, Walker Elementary School.

The building burned down in the 70's.

Children identified in the photo are T.W. Clements (with #2 on his sleeve), the boy to his left is Wyman "Buster" Shirley, the girl behind Clements is Juanita Jones (later Juanita Jones Dunn Barger).

This photo appeared on the cover of "They Live on the Land" by Paul W. Terry and Verner M. Sims, a study of rural life written during the 1930's.

Source

John T. Harris

Date

1930's

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

777

Coverage

Tuscaloosa County (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 inches by10 inches

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