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From: "BettyBB" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Westpoint School
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 22:07:08 -0500
Don't know if this will help any.
The WestPoint School is a new school to me.
I have done some research on when the first consolidated school in AR was
An election was held 27 FEB 1930, the schools voting for consolidation were,
Wiseman, Moser, Day, Violet Hill, Reid, Forrest Chapel, Oak Grove, Johnson
View, and Billingsley. The consolidation passed with flying colors it said
and the Rural Special School District No. 1 was formed with the above
schools. A New Six Room School Building was built at Violet Hill and a new
3 room School was built at Wiseman . The buildings was started in 1930 and
finish the next year. Other schools did join in later, but I have seen no
mention of the WestPoint School, of course I'm not done with the research so
it may have joined at a later date.
I would have thought Orgel would have attended the Forrest Chapel School
before going to Violet Hill. West Point may have joined with the Forrest
Chapel school before the consolidation.
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Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 6:14 PM
Subject: [ARIZARD] Westpoint School
> Thanks to all who responded about Westpoint School. It is only known that
> existed in 1921 in the old newspaper article. Does anyone have a clue as
> the actual dates of the school such as when it was built and when it
> consolidated. I assume it lasted until at least the 1930s for Orgel Mason
> to have
> attended it. I knew it had to be very close to Harold's grandparents'
> farm as
> Orgel was raised near them. He was always making wisecracks that he was a
> Westpoint graduate when in fact there really was such a school in the
> Harold, am I understanding correctly that it is near or on the same road
> that led
> to your Aunt Zelma and Uncle Dalton's? Ot would it be closer to the Carl
> place? Also, does anyone know of a church or cemetery that also existed
> there. I have heard mention of the Ludy Forrest place for many years by
> people in
> the area. There are still many curves in that portion of Highway 56 as it
> has never been straightened between Brockwell and Violet Hill and Franklin
> I am aware of. There, of course, is one very dangerous curve still there,
> that has been the site of many dangerous fatal wrecks.
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