High-Resolution, Full Color Images Available Online
Search, Browse, Read, and Print Yearbook Pages
View College, High School, and Military Yearbooks
Browse our digital annual library spanning centuries
Support the Schools in our Program by Subscribing
Page 56 text:
A ibVI'6lW7, . . .
There were no schools of any kind in the country. ln
1904, Mrs. Bastion, who lived east across Mitchell Creek
taught Hazel Jones, and in 1905 and '06, Grace and Ruth
Russell were also included in this private school. In
September of 1906, a regular teacher was secured and school
was held in a building located where the Masonic Temple
now stands. Miss Ball continued to teach this second
term. In 1908, the school was moved to a building called
the Hanson Hall located iust south of the Stroppel Hotel at
the present site of the Joy garage . Miss Nina Duryea and
Mrs. Schroder taught this school.
Work had begun on the present
structure which was completed in
1909. Classes first met in this build-
ing in the Fall of 1910 with 53 pupils
enrolled For the first session . Prof.
Hanson was the first superintendent
and Gladys Hall the first principal.
The photo shows the first high school,
during the term of September 1912 to
May 1913. This included grades 9,
10, and 11 . There was no graduating
class until 1914.
Page 55 text:
ln the very early days there were no churches and pioneers worshiped in their own homes in the way which
best met their particular need .
The Presbyterian Church, now the Lutheran Church, was completed in 1906 and a few years later the Catholic
Church was built. In I948 the Open Bible Church was established . A Methodist congregation also had a build-
ing below the school hill. Reverend Weiruch, Ft. Pierre, was the pastor for many years. Reverend Tell was
another early minister ofthe Presbyterian Church .
A pioneer Sunday School superintendent,
Mrs. A . Beiler, inspired many a youth with
Christian ideals. Those recognizable in the
photo are: Milbum Fose, George Taggart, Frank
Dinsmore, George Minard, Mrs. Beiler, Oscar
Lane, Forrest Buchanan, Ronald Robertson,
Cecil Fose, Glen McCracken, Burton Beiler,
Hall Snow, Roy Abrahamson, George Anderson,
Wulf Reinschmidt, Unidentified, Melvin
Ravenscroft, Gale Fose.
The scene of much of Midland's school and community life was the "Opera House" constructed in about
1908 at the approximate site of the present Irene Long home.
Echoing voices of the past, this building held memories of home talent plays, dances, movies, bazaars,
Christmas programs featuring the huge community tree, high school basketball contests, proms, dramatic pro-
ductions, and graduation exercises.
Destroyed by fire in l926, the loss was keenly felt, For students and community were deprived of a meeting
place until the present Legion Building was erected in l929.
dozifcfkr ZLAQ fizfnre.
Midland, at one time, boasted an orchestra, and for many years, a
band, under the direction of V . L . Ferguson .
Page 57 text:
Organized December 3, l909, members
of the board of education were Mrs . D . W.
Bastion, C. E. Murray, J . C. Russell, M. C.
Sherwood, J . E . Calhoon, and W. C. Kroclc.
Early students were no doubt much im-
pressed by the arrival ofthe "Horseless
" Carriage " age . One ofthe First auto-
mobiles to arrive in Midland, a Reo owned
by Charles Coyne lbankerl, must surely have
caused a sensation.
r ir.yixxsstLi. '---.. l
,, ' My
,A E r'u.uf.
at! J 2 ,gt
BACK ROW: Mrs. A. sealer, Mrs. R. w. Marrqrra. FRONT Rovvr Brrrrorr sealer, Alarrce Mrrrrrrd, R'
While Homecoming Days were not, as yet, even a dream ofthe future, colorful parades were early introduced
in the community and exhibited decorative talent and ingenuity .
Midland High School proudly graduated its first class in l9l4. lt was composed of two girls, Grace Russell
and Blanche Voshall lpictured on page 91.
The class of l9l5 had only one senior, Hazel Jones, who later in the 20's returned to become a high school
teacher in the local school. -
The Jones' ranch was the scene of many an outing supervised by Mrs. Charles Agee, who was a leader ot
girls' activities. Enjoying this particular "Fun-fest" are lLeft to Rightl, Ruth Russell, Esther Jones, Blanche
Voshall, Lorraine Harren, and Hazel Jones.
Occupying the driver's seat are Mrs . Charles
Agee and Grace Russell. "Small-fry" Ralph
Jones seerrs to have sneaked into the front of
the wagon for this pose.
Some of the faculty members of this
period were Una Cullen, Clement S . Fox,
George Johnson, Nina Duryea, and Alice
Suggestions in the Midland High School - Viking Yearbook (Midland, SD) collection:
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today!
Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly!
Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.
Material on this website is protected by copyright laws of the United States and international treaties.
No protected images or material on this website may be copied or printed without express authorization.