Clifton Springs High School - Cliftonian Yearbook (Clifton Springs, NY)

 - Class of 1954

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Clifton Springs High School - Cliftonian Yearbook (Clifton Springs, NY) online yearbook collection, 1954 Edition, Page 7
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