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     The purpose of these Eddy area school webpages is to present, through photographs, a visual history of the early schools that existed in both the Eddy and Bruceville areas, from the late 1800's thru the mid 1950's, and to provide the viewer with photos of some of the students, teachers, and faculty that made up the population of these schools. Also represented on these pages, are early photos of the school buildings and adjoining structures that were present at each of these school sites. All of these schools were actually located in McLennan County, Texas, but a large number of the students attending them lived in nearby Falls County.

     The effort to locate and document early photos and details about these schools is an ongoing effort and the contents of this page represent a work-in-progress. As in any type of research, it is critical that the information presented is as accurate as possible. With that in mind, I would encourage anyone who has additional information about any or all of the schools identified here, to contact 
 Falls County Coordinator at the Falls Co. website. This also applies to any errors that are detected in the material presented on this webpage.-rlh


BRUCEVILLE SCHOOL

1912 - 1939

     In 1912 a two-story red brick school building was built in the adjacent community of Bruceville, Texas to serve the needs of the families that lived around that area. This school was located on six acres purchased from Mr. M. G. Montgomery and was in operation until around 1940 when it was torn down and the bricks used to help build a new Bruceville-Eddy High School gymnasium.

     (Note: Clicking on a title will open up a new window for viewing the selected entry. When viewing a picture, be sure and scroll thoroughly in all directions to ensure that you have seen all of the photo. Sometimes there are notes on the picture that you may miss otherwise.)

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Bruceville High School

The Bruceville school was a two-story red brick building built on six acres of land purchased from Mr. M. G. Montgomery. This school building was built in 1912 and served the community for many years, until it was torn down around 1939 and its bricks used to construct the BEHS gymnasium.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville Elementary

Class Photo

This photo shows a class at the Bruceville Elementary school, school year unknown.

(L to R)

Front Row:
Wayne Kincannon, Earl Mayfield, Erma Louise Appleby,
Allen Deskin, Herbert Tipi, unknown,
David Mayfield, Guy Mims, Lucille Johnson,
Ermine Sharp

Middle Row:
Billie Joe McGregor, unknown, Clarence Haddock,
Bill Mirick, John Hughling, Roy Ledbetter,
Marshall Patterson, unknown, Mary Casey

Top Row:
Unknown, unknown, Marie Boren (teacher),
James Davis, Bill McKinney, Lauren Deskin

If you can ID any of the unknowns in this photo, please let
Falls County Coordinator know.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville Elementary

2nd & 3rd Grades
1931-32

This photo shows the student body of the 2nd & 3rd Grade classes of Bruceville Elementary School for school year 1931-32.

(L to R)

Front Row:
Doris Wynn, unknown, Cecile Crenshaw,
Maxine Patterson, unknown, Frankie Mayfield,
Frances Smith, Lee Brock, Jr., G. L. Ledbetter

Middle Row:
Leonard Harding, Holland Sharp, Guest Shilling,
Joe Whaley, unknown, Tom Sharp,
unknown

Top Row:
Unknown, Neuman Hand, Milford Smith,
Mrs. Boren (teacher), Jake Whaley, James Knight,
Willie Lewallen

If you can ID any of the unknowns in this photo, please let
Falls County Coordinator know.

Robert L. Haddock

Bruceville Elementary

2nd Grade Class
1932-33

This photo shows the 2nd Grade Class of Bruceville Elementary School for school year 1932-33.

(L to R)

Front Row:
Wayne Johnson, T. S. Mims, Marguerite Koepf,
Janell Williams, Casha Stephenson, Joyce Gruetzner,
Louise Mirick, Spencer Brookshire, Raymond Johnson,
Allene Mosley

Middle Row:
Guest Shilling, Arthur V. Ellis, Buck Spurlock,
Unknown, J. E. Koepf, unknown,
Unknown, Cornelia Hughling

Top Row:
Nina Ruth Maricle, Mattie Shillings, James Davis,
Joyce Mayfield, Bud Grusendorf, Ora Mae Grusendorf

If you can ID anyone in this photo, please let
Falls County Coordinator know.

Robert L. Haddock

   


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