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#tbt: Bernice A. Ray before the school was named for her

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Bernice A. Ray, retiring after 40 years with the Hanover, N.H., schools — 24 of them as principal of the Hanover Elementary School — meets old and new friends at a reception in her honor on June 10, 1969. At the gathering of about 200 colleagues and friends, it was announced the school under construction on Reservoir Road is to be named after her. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

tbt: Lebanon High School, Class of 1965

Lots of differences compared to today’s ceremonies in these pictures, but lots of similarities, too. 

 

Lebanon High School’s 152 graduates join together in song in the school gymnasium during their commencement in Lebanon, N.H., on June 17, 1965. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Over 1,300 people attended the ceremony. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

A graduate receives his diploma during Lebanon High School’s commencement in Lebanon, N.H., on June 17, 2015. Scholarships, prizes and awards for $8,000 were also given to 32 seniors. (Valley News – Larry McDoanld) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

About 40 people could not find seats and watched the ceremony on closed-circuit TV in the cafeteria. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

As graduates file out of their commencement ceremony, a relative makes photographs at the Lebanon High School gymnasium on June 17, 1965. Over 1,300 attended the event. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Thetford Academy #tbt

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Junior high school students at Thetford Academy under the direction of Richard Doyle, science teacher, successfully displayed some 42 exhibits at an open house on May 3, 1963, to the large crowd that attended the annual Science Fair in Thetford, Vt. Demonstrating the operation of an ultra high frequency generator at the fair was Chris Hebb, first place winner in the physical sciences division at the recent state science fair held in Bennington, Vt. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

#tbt: Parking has long been a topic of discussion in WRJ

But for different reasons in the 1970s than today! See more throwbacks at the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag on the @vnewsuv IG.

The Tip Top Bakery building in White River Junction, Vt., on May 28, 1970. Valley News – Larry McDonald

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tbt: Time to get a moooo-ve on in WRJ

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Forty-one head of selected Jersey cows, totaling approximately 32,000 pounds, are loaded on a cattle van on May 2, 1963, at Maplerow Farm in White River Junction, Vt., to start the largest and longest shipment of pure breed cattle on record. Three of the 41 bovines making the 2,800-mile trek to Phoenix are from Harold Wright’s Maplerow Farm. The cows are to be delivered to William Weaver, a distributor of All Jersey Milk in Phoenix. Covering 2,800 miles in three days, the shipment of New England’s best will stop off in Columbus, Ohio, where they will be shown at the Ohio State Fair. (Valley News – Larry McDonald)