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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village

A Legacy of Woods and Waters

Village School 1905

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Primary, grammar and high school building, Strong, ca. 1905

Primary, grammar and high school building, Strong, ca. 1905

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Strong Historical Society

The path of education changed dramatically when this schoolhouse was constructed in 1900. Rural district schools became a thing of the past. For the first time primary, grammar and high school students from all parts of Strong would attend classes in one school.

This schoolhouse served the town for fifty-one years.


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Strong High School Class of 1912

Strong High School Class of 1912

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Strong Historical Society

Senior class portrait of Class of 1912 at Strong High School.

Left to right: Elenora Richards, George Norton and Ethel Rounds.


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Strong School faculty, Strong, ca. 1912

Strong School faculty, Strong, ca. 1912

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Strong Historical Society

Group faculty photo for Strong School for all terms of 1911-1912 year.

Seated: Esca A. Maines.
Standing, left to right: Florence C. Luce, Primary: Mina E. Stevens, Grammar Asst.; Hattie M. Titcomb, Grammar; T. Helen Richardson, High School-Asst. Principal; Melvina K. Bradford, Intermediate.


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Cover of Mussul Unsquit Yearbook, Strong High School, 1923

Cover of Mussul Unsquit Yearbook, Strong High School, 1923

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Strong Historical Society

Strong High School published their yearbook titled "Mussul Unsquit" from 1922 to 1969. In the Fall of 1969 the high school students were transported to the new Mt. Abram Regional High School, the result of the school consolidation plan.

The Strong school, which for eighteen years had served as a K-12 school, was converted to serve K-8.


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County Interscholastic Track Champions, Strong, 1926

County Interscholastic Track Champions, Strong, 1926

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Strong Historical Society

In the Spring of 1926 the Strong High Track Team competed in the Franklin County Interscholastic Track Meet against five other teams. The Strong team took more points than all the other teams combined. They took home the championship trophy.

The team is identified as follows:
Front (l-r): Lyde Howes, Maurice Peary, Roland Kershner, Roy Haines, Philip Stinchfield.
Middle: Teacher Robert Waugh, Kenneth Brackley, Albert Ayotte, Jasper Foster, Erwin Toothaker, Principal E. S. Kitchin.
Back: Roland Hunter, Robert Sample, Harry Allen.


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Championship track team, Strong High School, 1930

Championship track team, Strong High School, 1930

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Strong Historical Society

At the fall 1929 track meet sponsored by Franklin County Scholastic Athletic Assn. this team nearly doubled the points scored by any of the other five teams, taking the championship trophy.

In the front row from left are: James A. Welch, Kenneth W. Hunter, Albert A. Ayotte, Leon E. Beal, Maxwell M. Welch.

In the back row: Glenn B. Whiting, George T. Ayotte, Shirley V. Whiting, Raymond D. Norris, Urcil C. Lake.


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Strong High School Class of 1933

Strong High School Class of 1933

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Strong Historical Society

Members of the Strong High School Class of 1933 gather for their Mussul Unsquit yearbook photo.

At front, from left, are Nettie B. Cox, Fanny E. Brackley, Clifford H. Durrell, Ruth G. Spear and Emma H. Newell. At rear, from left, are Rufus A. Brackley, Wilfred P. Sample, George S. Lewis, Elbert H. Lambert and Virgil M. Lambert.


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Commencement Program cover, Strong High School, 1939

Commencement Program cover, Strong High School, 1939

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Strong Historical Society

Eleven seniors graduated from Strong High School in 1939. Their graduation theme was "Only A Commencement". They were commencing the rest of their lives.

Those graduates were Florence Nira Brackley, Mary Walkey Davis, Gerald Burchard Flagg, Doris Marie Grover, Marian Frances Luce, Neil Glendon Luce, Jr., Everett Harry Mitchell, Leslie Raymond Pinkham, Philip Wendell Richards, Bertha Marie Worthley and Robert Stevens Worthley.


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Class of 1918 picnic, Strong, ca. 1914

Class of 1918 picnic, Strong, ca. 1914

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Strong Historical Society

Teachers used Porter Lake (also known as Sweets Pond) as a location for class picnics to give students supervised time away from the classroom.

Here members of the Class of 1918, as freshmen, enjoyed a day away. Some of those present include: Claudia Johnson, Ethel Whiting, Carolyn Winslow, Florice Winslow, Lizzie Worthley and Maurice Leighton.


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High school students at Porter Lake, Strong, ca. 1909

High school students at Porter Lake, Strong, ca. 1909

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Strong Historical Society

Strong High School students seen on a day trip to Porter Lake, also known as Sweets Pond in 1909.


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Strong School students, Grades 8-12, Strong, ca. 1923

Strong School students, Grades 8-12, Strong, ca. 1923

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Strong Historical Society

Gathered at the entrance, the students of Grades 8-12 appear in this Strong School image.

First Row, L-R: (1) Kenneth M. Brackley, (2) Clarence Nutting, (3) Lawrence M. Eustis, (4) Hugh G. Allen, (5) Philip A. Stinchfield, (6) James Vining, (7) Unidentified, (8) Unidentified, (9) Leeman E. Haines, (10) Jasper M. Foster, (11) Unidentified, (12) Maurice C. Peary, (13) Lyde S. Howes.

Second Row: (1) F. Ethlyn Welch, (2) Geraldine F. Foster, (3) Thelma M. Hammond, (4) Lucille M. Smith, (5) Myrtie L. Brackley, (6) Glennis E. Kennedy.

Third Row: (1) Randall O. Vining, (2) Unidentified, (3) Lulu M. Huff, (4) Vivian L. Hammond, (5) Helen M. Goldsmith, (6) Martha E. Richards, (7) Unidentified, (8) Erwin E. Toothaker, (9) Briceno A. Haines, (10) Charles M. Richards, (11) Fred A. McCleary.

Fourth Row: (1) Bernard O. Heald, (2) Henry S. Allen, (3) Delmar H. Johnson, (4) Frank E. Spear, (5) Virginia I. Fitch, (6) Winnifred M. Hubbard, (7) Emily Webster, (8) Jessie V. Sample, (9) Roland P. Kershner, (10) Richard E. Lambert, (11) Orra M. Welch.

Fifth Row: (1) Dana E. Peary, (2) Glendon R. Brackley, (3) Harold C. Lawton, (4) Richard H. Bell, (5) Harold J. Spear, (6) Colon L. Dyar, (7) George E. Fletcher, (8) Vance E. Hammond, (9) J. Elmo Morse.

Sixth Row: (1) Orris B. Richards, (2) Edwin W. Goodwin, (3) Thelma G. Richards, (4) Arline R. McCleary, (5) Blanche V. Lisherness, (6) Mary E. Dickey, (7) Rebecca M. Rounds, (8) R. Lucille Brackley, (9) Florice L. Johnson, (10) Hazel J. Kershner.

Seventh Row: (1) Charles C. Phillips, (2) Chester R. Parker, (3) Unidentified, (4) Bernard A. Kennedy, (5) John P. Sample, (6) Eugene A. Huff.


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Souvenir, Strong Grammar School, 1901

Souvenir, Strong Grammar School, 1901

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Strong Historical Society

At her own expense, grammar school teacher Mrs. Daisy Dickey Worthley (1874-1962) provided souvenirs of her class during the 1901 Spring term. The souvenir consisted of a nice photo card with her photo and name, and the name of the Sup't. Chas. W. Shaw, and a pupil card with a listing of her pupils.

Pupils listed: Annie E. Howard, June A. Harlow, Hilton E. Hewey, Fremont H. Allen, Charles J. Tuttle, Lester R. Lewis, Bessie E. Webster, Sallie G. Luce, Bessie B. Hunter, Lizzie L. True, Wilma B. Conant, Hermia H. Beale, Florence Y. Blethen, Lelia M. Wyman, Lillian M. Locklin, Harold A. Welch, George E. Richardson, Leon E. Smith, Fred A. Stevens, Earle L. Kingsley, Verne F. Richardson, Lyde S. Pratt, Bernice J. Dickey, Clara M. Foster.


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