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ottiAiosucal feacJztyuui+tcL (Continued from page 114) As a young man Andrew Lewis was very courageous and energetic in the wilderness, where dangers from Indian attacks and wild animals were constant. The indescribable hardships, were known to this pioneer. Andrew Lewis was 6 feet and 4 inches tall, blonde, with heavy dark eyebrows. He was stern in appearance, kindly and genial in manner. In 1748, he married Elizabeth Gevens. They had five sons and one daughter. Andrew Lewis served in Braddock’s army during the French and Indian War. On June 9, 1755, Braddock was defeated at Fort Duquesne, and Andrew Lewis was captured by the French. After defeat many Indian attacks were made on the settlers in the valley of Virginia. Due to these fierce attacks Colonel Andrew Lewis commanded the “Sandy Expedition” to suppress the Shawnees. He performed his greatest service to his country when as a commissioner from Virginia he met eight others in conference with 3,000 Indians in New York, which opened the western lands for settle¬ ment. He must have been an impressive figure for the Governor of New York remarked “The earth seemed to tremble beneath him as he walked.” In 1774, Colonel Andrew Lewis with his army of 1,000 men marched across the Ohio to join Dun- more in a great movement against the Indians. The great battle ending this expedition was the defeat of Cornstalk, the great Shawnee chieftain, at Point Pleasant. This victory of the frontiersmen was not only complete, but it was one of the decisive contests of America, for it gave the central west to civili¬ zation. It was because of this victory that Andrew Lewis merited the title, “Hero of Point Pleasant.” In 1781, after four years of fighting in the Revolutionary War, General Lewis resigned his command in the army because of a fever contacted in the low country. On September 20, 1781, Andrew Lewis died. Andrew Lewis High School was certainly named in honor of a great pioneer, and Andrew Lewis pupils should always strive to live up to his name. JOHN NORMAN Compliments INCORPORATED of A 1 M COMPANY Fine Clothes For Salem, Virginia Men and Boys [ 115 ]
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9 Utiiostical liachtfSio-und ANDREW LEWIS, THE SCHOOL Time: June, 1948. Place: Andrew Lewis High School. Setting: Corner College Avenue, 4th Street—Salem, Va. Past: The present school of A. L. was built in 1933 for the cost of $275,000. The total number of students “taking part” in 1933 was 887 with 164 graduates. The number of mem¬ bers on the “Staff of Directors” was 26. In 1936 an additional wing was constructed on the back of the building. Andrew Lewis was built with a modern gymnasium, cafeteria, industrial arts shop, laboratory, and one of the finest auditoriums in the State. Present: In September, 1947, the total enrollment was 1,375. The faculty members numbered 55 for 1947-48. One hundred and ninety-three “Stars” made their “exit” in 1948. ANDREW LEWIS, THE PIONEER Andrew Lewis, one of the greatest Indian fighters of Western Virginia, is acclaimed as the greatest military leader in the history of Roanoke County. He was born in Donegal, Province of Ulster, Ireland, in 1720, the son of Margaret Lynn and John Lewis. (Turn to page iij) “THE STORE OF SERVICE” SMEAD WEBBER Phone 50 214 E. Main Street Salem, Virginia “THE REXALL STORE” W. B. Dillard Drug Co. Phone 3 223 E. Main Street Salem, Virginia Prescription Druggists Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. Drink a Bite to Eat 10, 2 and 4 o’clock [ 114 ]
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Leap Year — 1948. May and “ Hes Tripping the light fantastic. Motor Age Number please? Shooting the scene. PHELPS ARMISTEAD LITTRELL ' S BARBER and BEAUTY SHOP Furniture and Electrical Appliances Modern—Sanitary 113 Campbell Avenue, West 207 E. Main Street Salem, Virginia Roanoke, Virginia Call 64 for Appointment READ The High School News B UTN ER IN Plumbing and Heating THE TIMES-REGISTER Engineers Published by Electrical Appliances SALEM PUBLISHING 209 College Avenue COMPANY Phone 634 Salem, Virginia Commercial Printers [ 116 ]
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