Pontiac Township High School - Pontio Yearbook (Pontiac, IL)

 - Class of 1961

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TIME PAST South Mill Stu-t't Cngtmvtl for the Williams' mill in the left of the pictttrcj. :mtl the Mill Street llritlge across the Vet'- million Rixt-1' were fttmilim' sights to tmvtispctipltu Nlttny ol' the i'1ll'lllt'l'S who hrottglit grain to tht' mill to be grottntl, or logs to bc sztwecl, Croswtl tht- lnitlgt' in xtztgoiif, l.ot':ttt-tl directly lwliilitl tht' John XY. Sl'llllL'lllL'l' house in tht' t't'ntt-1' of the 1JlC'llll'iT iw ll liztrn, 21 common sight in titles of the l8EltJ's: ttlxo lttmilittr were the wintlmills which may lit' seen on the right sitle of the pifttlrtx The Pontiac Bfllllfll of tht' Stzttt' Prison is IJlClllIil'1l in tht- lJ2H'lQQI'Ulllltl. Clttltlwell :intl NIt'CQi't-got' botlglit zt cout of pzlint for the mill with the ttnclerstztntling t that their tttlxci'ti9ing Shoultl ztpptxtt' on tlielXoi'th cntl, t'l'he zttl i'egttlwAl-'oi' thugs. pztints. lmookx, wull pztpet' go to Clztltlwvll and BICcil'Cg01'.J TIME PRESENT the Mill corner looks like this. The mill littrnetl in April '55. The service station, which was built in front of thc mill now has com- plete tlominion over tht- comer. A new parking lot offttpies what was at resitletitiztl area. The wind- mills ztrt- no niore. untl the ll't'4'S have ohscttretl the prison.

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Contents Time Past-Time Present 219 SchoolLWe 10-23 Curncuhnn 24-41 Classes 42-79 Organizations 80-121 Athletics 122-136 1895 H Index 137-140 "Time Present and Time Past are both per- haps present in time future, and time future is contained in time pastf, wrote T. S. Eliot. This is true of Pontiac, the City and its High School. Pictured for you on these two pages are the buildings which show different stages in the growth of the high school. Pontiac City High School, pictured in the upper left-hand corner on the opposite page, was the first high school in Pontiac. is ' r Q 4 .1 ijh School students attended classes in the lirst townshi high schoo w 1 R P the main part of today s structure. The building, which was destroyed by fire in July, 1893, was located at the present site of Central Grade School. Students attended classes in stores throughout the city until a new Township High School, pictured above, was erected in 1894. Additions were added to the 1894 structure in 1905, 1923, 1937, and 1954, forming the building pictured at the left which is Pontiac Township High School as it is known today. 3 1 iii 1



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5 ff - -cl'-an ff 5 V , Jw H 'Pnl V : . '-s..,,,,A A lg, . AM QSM Mft? ,ta A landmark for many lil' ' years the old Episcopal Church, the little church on the Cast side of the square. appeared thus in 1800. The sign nailed to the board sidewalk is an advertisement. Our newest church, the Episcopal Church, is located across from the Liyingston County' Sanatorium, It was built in the summer of 1960 to replace the building pictured at the right. which was torn down in the wake of construction for 1Voolworth's Store. Post ctncl Present As the County seat of Liyingston County. Pontiac has been the site of three court houses. The first, built in 1839-40, was a 202430 foot structure and had two stories. The second, built in 1856 at a cost of S3tl.tltJ0 burned in 1874. The present structure. constructed in 1873 at a cost of fl475,000, is pictured below. In 1886 work was begun on the Soldiers and Sailor's Monument which was unveiled by President Theodore Roosevelt in June, 1903. as a tribute to the soldiers and sailors of Livingston county. ,F if . ' 'ii V, .ws l r sv ff "rss A V I --4'4"lf-tif Carbon filament arc lights were Pontiac's first street lights, The first electric light was installed by the Thomas Houston Electric Company in 1882. In 1899 James A. Corathers purchased the power company. Presbyterian Church, pictured above. was the first church to be dedicated in Pontiac CNoyember 15, 1857.1 wt QD 4 A ffl!!! eq" X

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