Century-old writings found in Oklahoma school on hidden chalkboards

Century-Old Writings Found In Oklahoma School On Hidden Chalkboards

Emerson High School in Oklahoma City is getting some renovations, and in the process of ripping down walls contractors discovered some very old schoolwork.

Chalkboards filled with lessons and drawings that date back to 1917 were found, and they had remained intact over all that time.

Some were dated November 30th of that year and others December 4th.

The writings included history lessons on the Pilgrims, music, and math.

Drawings were of a ship, children, and even a great big turkey.

Chalkboard from 1917 unearthed
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Century-old writings found in Oklahoma school on hidden chalkboards
Counting down until Christmas 1917. Drawings nearly 100 years old found during MAPS construction. http://t.co/2nV7hq8foL
Stuck in time. Drawings from 1917 uncovered during MAPS renovations at #Emerson http://t.co/QDd2IlL3Sx
Music lesson from 1917. http://t.co/bVRqU2hmT0
You find a lesson on pilgrims in every classroom. There was #aligned curriculum in #1917. http://t.co/MurjKd8n6i

Also uncovered were old newspaper clippings and report cards.

One of the advertisements announced the availability of women's shoes for as little as 2 dollars and 56 cents.

School officials are currently looking into ways to have the historic finds preserved.
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