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West Peru Grammar School eighth grade class, 1950

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West Peru Grammar School eighth grade class, 1950
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Standing on the steps of the West Peru School is the eighth grade class of 1950.

Standing in the back row from left to right are Ruby Palmer, Carol Donahue, Norma McGuire, Rosalie Chereny, Clarence Aslin, Joyce McGuire, Violet Wing, and Joyce Irish.

In the middle row from left to right are Chester Gammon, James Dragoon, James Hunt, Lois McGuire, and Alan Wooley.

Standing in the front row from left to right are Ellery Turner, Ernest Gerrish, Robert Dolloff, Elmer "Tim" Magoon, and George Stevens.

The West Peru Grammar School was built in 1936, and the first class began in January of 1937. At that time the other schools in town were closed and the students were moved to the West Peru School.

The school was located on Main Street just west of Route 108 and it had four class rooms on the top floor and playrooms and bathrooms for boys and girls in the basement. The class of 1950 was the last class to graduate from this school before a new addition was built the summer of 1950 to house the growing number of students in town.

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