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Where It Happened

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East Point, Ga 

Can you find the street where you lived?  


Russell High School
Class of '57

 Site Charter Sponsor - Jimmy Knight

Great Pictures Old and New of Atlanta and Surrounds submitted by Jim Goad
and then click on the underlined red links to see the various categories of pictures.

More Graduation Pictures submitted by Sandy Mosley

More Links and Credits:

Mike Fair class of '61 and Malcolm E. McDuffie class of '60  
Other good Russell web sites are, and class73-74
Headland High site. A good East Point site.   East Point Historical Society
East Point Heritage Foundation - a collection of links to other East Point sites
Class of 1945 - lots of links to other classes - kudos to folks in their 80's

Freedom is not Free.  Click HERE to see if you remember.

note: video may be very slow to load with a dial up connection

Sports (08/06/2012) ** Graduation Pictures (08/24/2009) ** 50th Reunion Page (09/11/2007) ** 50th Reunion Pictures  (10/25/2007) ** 55th Reunion Page **
Review the 60's ** old pics of ATL ** BurmaShave Do You Remember ** Juke Box music from those years submitted by Jimmy Goad


55th Reunion was held at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center

Sports (08/06/2012)
Graduation Pictures (08/24/2009)
50th Reunion Page (09/11/2007)
50th Reunion Pictures  (10/25/2007)
Review the 60's old pics of ATL
BurmaShave Do You Remember
Juke Box music from those years submitted by Jimmy Goad

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Here the Seeds Were Sown
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And someday this will be gone!  
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All Ye Who Entered These Portals

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Ultimately Answered to This Man (also known as the colonel)

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Russell High School History

Russell was established in 1922 and died an untimely death in 1988 when it was replaced by Tri-Cities High School.

Oklahoma State Senator Mike Fair (Class of 1961) writes:  When Russell was torn down, the "political correct" Fulton County School Board chose not to retain the name. Russell had been named after a Confederate officer.

To the thousands and thousands of students and to the hundreds and hundreds of faculty and administrators Russell was never about politics.

Russell was about the smell of new books in the Autumn and the smell of new blue denim, not yet broken in. It was about the sights of the Gold Robe Choir, the Band, the Wildcat football team, the majorettes, R.O.T.C. and cheer leaders.

Class of 57 Officers   from left This tile came from the original school building that was there before the one attended by the class of 57.
(1) Harold McDonald - President, (2) Jimmy Knight Vice President
(3) Nelson Fowler - Secretary,   (4) Lamar Cannon - Treasurer
Jimmy and Lamar are two of the four that are left.  Count your blessings.

A well preserved Majorette or Band Hat.

Corner stone removed from the Industrial Arts Building.  See "WPA" at the bottom.  May have been a WPA project from the Great Depression.

Our Alma Mater

Bravely, bravely stands old Russell
Waving Gold and White
Emblems of true sons and daughters,
Loyalty and Right.

Russell, Russell, dear old Russell
We shall ever be
Proud to claim our Alma Mater,
Russell, hail to thee.

Every memory we shall cherish
Hold them sacred, too,
Let us sing our praises gladly,
O'er and o'er anew.

submitted by Jean (Steele) Williams

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