Austinville High School - Memories Yearbook (Austinville, AL)

 - Class of 1956

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00 .Una 73111241112 60x HW I THE FIRST GRADE? .--Q WHEN '56 SENIORS WERE SIXTH GRADERS?

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MEM0ZfE N 'aff ll J . K W 45 - Dv AUSTINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL f w O Decatur, Alabama I 1955 56 PHOTOGRAPHERS HENINGTON STUDIO Wolfe Cnty Texas KYLE SULLIVAN STUDIO Decatur Alabama DFWAYNE REYNOLDS Aust1nv1l1e Semor KENNETH WALKER Austmvxlle Semor



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