THE GOLDEN AGE OF JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL 1957

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In January of 1957, at Kesler's Supermarket you could purchase a jar of salad dressing for $ 0.39, Black Top pink salmon for $ 0.55 a can, a pound of Baileys Supreme coffee for $ 0.79, a Gallon of Clorex for $ 0.35, ( one )  - 10 pound bag of potatoes for $ 0.39, a pack of carrots for $ 0.10, a pound of margarine for $ 0.20, and chuck roast for $ 0.49 per pound.

On January 22 - 23 at the Roosevelt Theater, Pat Boone was starring in “April Love.” 

The Jefferson High school Graduating Class of 1957 had 50 members. They were;

Jerry Adams, Bradford Benson, Doc Berryman, Lewis Davis, Mercier Davis, Roy H. Evans, Jerry Frady, Harris Hardy, Bobby Harris, Jamie Harris, Leon Holmes, Theron Kesler, Edwin McClure, Glenn Martin, Jerry Mitchell, Johnny Parr, Billy Ricks, Melvin Shumake, Reese Spence, Ricky Thurman, Benny Tompkins, Roger whitehead, Leroy Williamson, Jertry Yarbrough, Stevie Blackstock, Mildred Bone, Marie Cody, Margaret Cooper, Claudie Davis, Betty Elrod, Doris Garrison, Linda Hale, Shirley Hall, Janice rvin, Mary Frances McNeal, Kay McWhirter, Carlene Porter, Faye Sikes, Marie Smith, Mary Nell Sosebee, Peggy Stancil, Libby Voyles, Janice Waddell, Kathleen Whitehead, James Wilkes and Bobbie Wilson.

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The 1957 Jeffersonian Year Book.

Entering Jefferson High School from the Gainesville highway.

The Jefferson High School Alma Mater. Click to enlarge.

Front Row ~ Left to Right: Miss Cathyrn Mobley, Mrs. Mabel Harrington, Mrs. Gloria Garrett, Mrs. Elizabeth Moore, Miss Frances Smith, Mrs. Sara Gurley, Second Row ~ Left to Right; Mrs. Pat Carter, Miss Frances Roberts, Mrs. Hilda Tonge, Mrs. Louise Boggs, Mrs. Stella Ash, Mrs. Emma Nell Spratlin. Third Row ~ Left to Right; Miss Irene Rankin, Miss Annie Roberts, Mrs. Malene Ellis, Mrs. Roberta Miller, Mrs. Dorothy Sink, Mrs. Mary Lou Dadisman and Mrs. Sara Whittemore.

Mary Frances McNeal, Glenn Martin, Theron Kesler, Edwin McClure and Kay McWhirter.

Carlene Porter, Melvin, Billy Ricks, Johnny Parr and Faye on Front Steps.

Theron Kesler, Glenn Martin and Jerry Mitchell.

Edwin McClure, Mary Frances McNeal and Kay McWhirter.

Top ~ Milton Arnold and Sewell Blackstock. ~ Bottom; Martha Brooks and Dean Brown.

Stevie Blackstock and Benny Tompkins.

Doc Berryman and Linda Hale.

Top ~ Charles Anglin and Janet Armstrong. ~ Bottom; Carolyn Bond and Norman Botelho.

Johnny Parr, Jr.

Carlene Porter.

Carlene Porter and Ricky Thurman.

Janice Irvin and Jerry Adams.

Janes Wilkes and Lewis Gailey.

Bobbie Wilson and Billy Ricks.

First Row ~ Left to Right; V. Jones, B. Nabors, L. Voyles, M. Bone, Second Row ~ Left to Right; M. woodall, H. Fite, D. Allen, O. Freeman, J. Wilkes, J. Brewer, T. Elrod, L. Strickland, M. Venable, B. Shropshire. Third Row ~ Left to Right; M. Wilhite, S. Freeman, L. Massey, N. Botelho, R. Thurman, J. Melvin, M. Davis, J. Melvin, L. Purcell, W. Tonge, Mr. Butler. Fourth Row; M. Hancock, J. Jackson, S. Strickland, G. Gee, H. McDonald, D. Legg, D. Parks, M. Hix, J. Jones, Fifth Row ~ Left to Right: C. Duke, J. Davis, G. Spence, P. Williams, A. Bolton, B. McClure, K, Simmons, L. Whitmire, S. Massey and Julia Stovall.

Jefferson Majorettes.

Coach John Davis~ Head Football Coach and Athletic Director.

Assistant Coach Harold Garrett and Trainer Buddy Bufford.

Carolyn Bond.

Beverly Burch ~ Captain.

Reba Ricks.

Front Row ~ Left to Right; S. Scott, R. Tolbert, O. Whitmire, A. Logan, C. Anglin, C. Williamson, T. Dalton. Second Row ~ Left to Right; B. Ricks, M Tolbert, B. Potter, D. Berryman, B. Tompkins, L. Williamson, L. Brothers, J. Kesler, E. McClure. Third Row ~ Left to Right; G. Duke, F. Moore, R. Langford, C. Gilbert, D. Gasaway, L. Wood and W. Lemley.

Tompkins makes the tackle versus Winder as Potter moves in to help out.

Billy Ricks drives for yardage.

Halfback Billy Ricks, arguably the best running back in Jefferson Dragon history.

A happy crowd on hand for another Dragon win.

Benny Tompkins ~ A formidable force running inside and a tremendous all around football player.