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Last class of first EHS held reunion in ‘67


The last graduating class from the “Old Faithful” Ennis High School, built in 1894, held its 50th reunion in ‘67. Among the 1917 graduates pictured here is Virgina VanGordon Crane, posed fifth from left in the front row. The Ennis High building on Gaines Street, so familiar to us today, was just then being completed, so the class graduated from the old campus. One of the women in the graduating class of 1917 was Merry’s grandmother, Virginia VanGordon Crane, who can be seen in the 50th reunion picture that accompanies this article. It was published on the front page of The Ennis Weekly Local on June 22, 1967. The old structure was eventually torn down. Known as “Old Faithful,” the school had been constructed in 1894, a year after an earlier schoolhouse (built in 1881-82) burned. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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