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Memories of the Class of 1951


President: Bob Cannon
Vice President: Ronnie Milligan
Secretary: Geri Snider (LaPort)
Treasurer: Winnie Williams (Cotton)

Class Colors - Blue and Gold

Motto - "Not for ourselves, but for all"

Flowers - Delphinium and Yellow Rose


Remember the Seventh Grade at Alexander Graham Junior High ?


              7-1    7-2    7-3    7-4    7-5    7-6    7-H                        

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       Our Diploma




Remember Graduation night ? 


Commencement1    Commencement2    Commencement3    Commencement4
180 on the Senior Roll -  June 4, 1951


The Senior Trip to Washington

Washington trip


A few other snapshots have turned up:

Washington1a    Washington2a    Washington3    Washington4a    Washington5a    Washington6a    Washington7a    Washington8a

                                                                                                                                                            FHS 1951 Baseball Team                                                    FHS 1951 Basketball Team

                                                                                                                                                   FHS Baseball Team                               FHS Basketball Team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks to Bill Webb for the team pictures



                              FHS Majorettes                                  Friday night Football                              The Old Gang

                                                                                                                  The FHS Majorettes                                    Friday night Football                                 The Old Gang
                                                                                                                          Fall of 1950                                                "After the game"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Above pictures courtesy of Pat Gibson Smith and Malcolm Bethune





"Kit's pictures"

   Above pictures courtesy of Kitty Bramble




American's Creed

The American's Creed  -  Presented to us by Frank Ertel Carlyle (1897-1960)  US Representative North Carolina 7th District 1949 - 1957
Find your copy and frame it. 




Junior Senior Prom

Moonlight and Roses 51 Prom


1951 Prom Theme Song


Moonlight and Roses

Moonlight and roses
Bring wonderful memories of you,
My heart reposes
In beautiful thoughts so true;
June light discloses
Love's olden dreams sparkling anew,
Moonlight and roses
Bring memories of you.


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Teenage Club card
Appreciation is given the Cumberland County Public Library, NC Historical Department for their cooperation.



50 years ago in 1951:


Major Events:

North Korean offensive pushes beyond the 38th parallel; truce negotiations fail.
President Truman calls Russia a world wide aggressor; the Cold War becomes official.
General Douglas MacArthur relieved of command in Korea.
Puerto Rico becomes a United States commonwealth.
Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister for the second time.
Electricity generated from nuclear power for the first time.
Mass production of penicillin and streptomycin reaches records.


New York Yankees win the World Series over the New York Giants, 4-2
Joe Dimaggio retires from the New York Yankees while Mickey Mantle starts his career.


Best Film - An American in Paris
Best Actor - Humphrey Bogart for the African Queen
Best Actress - Vivien Leigh - A Streetcar named Desire
On Broadway - The King and I
Other Movies:     A Place in the Sun - Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift
                               Strangers on a Train - Farley Grainger, Robert Walker
                               The Day the Earth Stood Still - Michael Rennie, Patrica Neal
                               A Christmas Carol - Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison
                               The Red Badge of Courage - Audie Murphy
                               The Thing from Another World - Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheriden
                                When Worlds Collide - Richard Derr, Barbara Rush
                                Alice in Wonderland - Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Winn

The King and I opens on Broadway
Songs:    Hello Young Lovers, Getting to Know You, Cry, Kisses Sweeter than Wine, In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening.
Books:    A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall;   Lie down in Darkness, William Styron; Desiree, Annemarie Selinko;   From Here to Eternity, James Jones;   The Caine Mutiny, Herman Woulk;   The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
TV Shows:    I Love Lucy, Adventures of Ellery Queen, Captain Video, What's My Line
CBS presented the first commercial color TV broadcast but the public had only Black & White.
Movie theatres experiment with wide screen projection and 3-D effects.
Dennis the Menace premieres.
Tupperware, Swanson Frozen Dinners and baseball cards were introduced.



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September 01, 2014
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