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A look at fifth graders pool party in 1949
Top left, in front of the concession stand are, from left to right, Julia Exley (Rahn), Mrs. Inez Turner and child inside window, Mary Will Marchman (Long), Joan Bevill (Fulcher) and Walton “Patsy” Joyner (Usher). - photo by Photo provided

At the end of the school year of 1949, Pansy Johnson’s fifth grade class from Effingham Academy in Springfield had an end of the school year picnic and swimming party at Turner’s Pool in Springfield. Mary Will Long recalls getting to ride bicycles to the pool if you had them. Julia Rahn remembers picnicking under the pavilion on a day just as school closed for the year.

Thanks to Buzzie Morgan and Mary Will Long for sharing the photos for this and last week’s issues.

This article was written by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. If you have questions, comments or photos to share, please call her at 754-6681 or email: