Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Princeville Ladies Bowling League Luncheon

This photo was recently donated to the museum.  Our volunteers have been working on identifying the ladies in the photo.  We assume it was a bowling banquet, because there are small bowling lanes with pins on the table.  One of our volunteers thought some of the ladies are from Chillicothe so we have sent a request to the Chillicothe Historical Society to see if they could help.

Please look at the photo and let us know if you recognize any of the ladies.  The ladies that have been identified are listed below by their corresponding number.  We are also hoping someone can identify the restaurant by the mural in the background.  Some people have suggested it is the interior of Maple Shade restaurant on Route 88 (Route 40) that was across the highway from Lake of the Woods.  Please call or email us if you can help with the identity of the ladies or restaurant.

 2.  Lenora Delbridge
 3.  Margaret Bassett
 4.  Jo McNeeley
11. Carolyn Stahl Grebner
13. Sue Gilbert
19. Ida Stoecker
20.  ????  Darling
22.  Darlene Mathison
24. Marilyn Dell
25.  Betty Beall
26.  Mary Vera Slane
27.  Clara Watts
28.  Virginia Hampton
29.  Elaine ???
30.  Josephine Bouton
31.  Kay Ward Phillips
32.  Charlene Ault
35. Mary Taft Major

Monday, October 1, 2012

1961 Princeville High School Homecoming Parade

Last week was homecoming week at Princeville High School.  Recently, here at the museum, we received some slides of homecoming parades from 1958 to 1961.  With the help of museum volunteer Rosemary Cooper, the museum was able to convert the slides to digital photos. 

I wanted to share with you the homecoming parade from fall of 1961.  The pictures were taken at the corner of Walnut and Evans streets. The floats from back then were amazing!  It must have taken weeks of preparation to make them.  According to the yearbook, the 1961 homecoming football game was played on October 19 against Elmwood High School Trojans.  This was the 13th annual homecoming for the high school.  Festivities began on Thursday with a snake dance, bonfire, pep rally and class skits.  Homecoming Queen was Sue Rock and Mr. Football was Wylan Parker.  Homecoming Attendants were Sharon Kuhn, Bob Swanson, Beverly Fuller, Bill Kraft, Val Peck and Steve Sutherland. 

The PHS marching band led the parade through the streets of Princeville.  William Pellant was the band director .  Head Majorette was Janet Rickey and Majorettes were Carolyn Jones, Connie Holmes and Helen Caldwell.