Some Class Photos from Pacolet Mills Elementary School
I was scanning and going though some old photos that
belonged to the late Mr. David Smith, the first
mayor of Pacolet Mills.
Among the many interesting pictures, I found some class
photos from the 1939 school year at the Pacolet Mills
Elementary School. Only the first and second
grades were found. There were two sections of both the
first grade and second grade. You can see these 4
pages of photos at Pacolet
Mills Elementary School - 1939. These photos are
in a "pdf" file that will allow you to zoom in and see
I have also received a photo of the 1940 Sixth
Grade at PMES from Jane Foster Snapp. Her Mom, Opal Elm
Foster, is in the photo (6th row down, 1st picture). The
teacher's names are handwritten on the bottom of the
photograph. They are Grace Lancaster and Mrs. Hill. You
can see the picture at PMES,
Sixth Grade, 1940. If you can identify any of
these students, please let us know. As you can see,
several of the pictures are duplicated. Jane has also
sent a photo of Mrs. Odum's class at Pacolet Mills
Elementary School. The year is unknown but it is thought
to be of a sixth grade class. See the photo at Mrs. Odum's Class. If you
have any information about this class please let us
A photo of the PMES First Grade in 1928 was posted on
Facebook by Myra Jennings Watson. Her Mom, Elizabeth
Whiting Jennings, is in the photo (second from the left
on the front row). Myra has graciously allowed the use
of this photo on the website. See the picture at PMES, First Grade, 1928.
Please let us know if you can identify anyone.
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been started as a public service to share the story of
Pacolet. The web master and person to contact about
putting information on the web site is me, Gerald Teaster.
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