Lone Oak High School
Class of 1974 Collection

About This Site

By beginning of school in the Fall of 73, construction was mostly finished and the high school was back in operation with the exception of a few class rooms. The new section not only provided modern facilities but greater space. The more than 220 members of the Class of 1974 would need a lot of it. Led for the second year by principal Bernie Behrendt, everyone was no doubt happy to be back at ol' LOHS.

The September 28th edition of the Oak-K gives us what is probably the only diagram of the new addition that exists - at least that we can acess. Designed to become the main entrance, the front is pictured on Page 1 of the annual. This section replaced the Gym portion of the old building, the part most damaged in the fire. Along with 11 class rooms, the building also housed all administrative offices and a new two story library. For the next few years, we will see many pictures of the library, or more specifically, the spiral staircase leading from the 1st floor study area to the second floor stacks. Teachers especially liked the fact that the entire library was visible from the 1st floor study area-no nooks for couples to hide in.

Among the things to notice for this years, whether it was actually new or not we haven't been able to determine, but for the first appearance, Lone Oak has a mascot. See page 90 in the annual for an introduction to "Peppi" the mouse. There is a story here, one that we will reserve for another place.

Another story is George Murphy's Madrigals; a specialty singing group with a particular style of secular vocal music composition of the Renaissance and early Baroque eras, traditionally unaccompanied. More is explained in the menu selection above.

We hope to build on the collection for 1974, but hope you enjoy what we have. If you have addition information that is applicable to the Class of 74, please e-mail the site Webmaster. Please provide contact information so that we may reply.

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