Monday, 14 November 2016


When contractors started working on Emerson High School classrooms, they knew that the remodel would improve education. But they never expected the impact on local history.

Looking to upgrade the whiteboards in classrooms with new smartboards, the workers first had to remove the outdated, old chalkboards. That’s when they made a startling discovery.

Beneath the current chalkboards lied another set of chalkboards, that were untouched for nearly 100 years. Protected and undisturbed, these century-old writings and drawings look like they were made just yesterday. Here a November calendar rolls into December. A turkey marks the celebration of Thanksgiving.

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