of the Richwood Tiger
north central Ohio, on the plains of Union County, you'll find the
burg they're all whispering about, called Tigertown!
actually, it's the village of Richwood. On the east side once
stood a three-story yellow brick building. It was known to me
as Richwood High School, and I've colorized it in the yearbook photo below.
1939, when it was built, it was designed to accommodate 520
students. From 1961 through 1965, I was one of those students,
a member of the last class to graduate from Richwood High School
before the school district was consolidated into North Union.
1969, the building became the North Union Middle School. This
was because a new North Union High School had been constructed on the
north side of town. (Click here
for a speech that I had written five years before about the need for it.)
in 2009, once a new North Union Middle School had been constructed,
the yellow brick building was torn down. It had served 30 years
as a high school and 40 as a middle school.
took the above picture in 2000. But many more photos exist
from my school days, often staged by the yearbook photographer.
yearbook was called Tigrtrax. I have five of them:
the 1954 edition for which Vernon M. Thomas Chevrolet purchased a
full-page advertisement, plus the four from 1962 through 1965, my
high school years.
cropped some of the pictures in those volumes, enhanced others, and
placed about five of them on each of the 12 pages of this
article. Some additional information comes from the 1963-64
Student Handbook. There are occasional links to other articles,
including photos that I took myself in 1965. And I ran across
some more recent photos, I don't remember from where, that were taken
before the building was demolished in 2009.
part of this project, I also found other yearbook pictures that
Ive added to existing articles that mention:
Latin Club and its Roman Banquet,
Martin as an actor,
the election of 64.
of these photos serve to remind us of that yellow brick building, a
place that was once the center of our lives but now is there no more.
make yourself comfortable.
your hair up in curlers, if thats your thing.
out on the floor.
look through the yearbook!