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Rambling back to the days of Effingham Academy
1954 EA Track Team
The 1954 Effingham Academy track team was, front row, left to right: Don Beckwith, Cordell Exley, Buddy Newton, Wendell Shearouse, Bessell Edenfield; second row: Melvin Arnsdorff, Rogers Bevill, Dean Saturday, Sherley Burns and Ruben Rahn. - photo by Photo provided

This is a look back at 1954 and 1955 at Effingham Academy in Springfield. As school opens here and the television coverage of the Summer Olympics ends, we can visit the way it was and some of the organizations and events in the 1950s.

The Bulldog annuals for 1954 and 1955 and these photos were provided by John Tebeau. This was compiled by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society.  If you have photos, comments or information to share, contact Susan Exley at 754-6681 or email her at: