Lone Oak High School
Class of 1947 Collection

About This Site

The Class of 1947 graduated about 45 seniors, most of which are shown in the annual. It was hard to get an exact count as the sources varied by one or two. These senior grew up through the war years, now peace and properity is ahead of them. This is the first wave of the Baby Boomer generation, but to look at the under classes, one might think the boom already happened. In fact, 1947 is the beginning of the greatest period of expansion for McCracken County Schhol in it's entire history. Plan were already underway for additions to Lone Oak High School.

In 1947, LOHS welcomed a new Principal; John E Robinson and the beginning of what some call the "Robinson" years. "Mr. Robinson", as he was known by all, became a strict disciplinarian and a fierce advocate for Lone Oak High School, and he left a legacy that lives on long after LOHS closed 66 years later. Learn more of John Robinson at LoneOakALumni.Org/jers.

As mentioned on the annual page, construction of the annual with near photo quality pages produced several high resolutions images such as the ones below. This picture with the ball game is the only image we have of the back of the school from that era. And the full page front view is the highest resolution image in the collection, along with the office picture of Principal John Robinson. For posterity, we scanned the school and Mr Robinson at 1200dpi, doing so produced very large image files - be prepared.


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