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Camp Hill in Tallapoosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Edward Bell High School/Alma Mater

 
 
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By David J Gaines, January 29, 2016
1. Edward Bell High School
Inscription. (side 1)
Edward Bell High School

On this site Tallapoosa County Training School, later named Edward Bell High School, became the first high school for African Americans in Tallapoosa County, Alabama in 1931, with graduation of its first two students in 1933. It was a pioneer educational institution for students in the County and beyond, with an emphasis on college and vocational curricula. In 1947, citizens of the community built the first gymnasium, lunchroom, and additional classrooms from donated building materials. During the late 1950ís the older building burned and a new building was constructed at a nearby site. Extracurricular activities included sports, band, newspaper, photography, solar energy, hydroponics, aquaculture, greenhouse, and gardening projects. The school bore the name of Edward Bell, one of its several outstanding principals. School colors were Royal Blue and White and the mascot was the Bear.

(side 2)
Alma Mater

Hail to thee, Our Alma Mater, dear
Thru the years, youíve shone your beacon light
Over hills and valley clear
Let our hearts go forth and show thy love and might.
Dear EBH, thou name and fame
shall ever live and flourish through the ages.
Our school so dear, All hail to thee!
Our Alma Mater, All Hail!
Alma Mater Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, January 29, 2016
2. Alma Mater Marker

 
Erected 2015 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 48.384′ N, 85° 38.985′ W. Marker is in Camp Hill, Alabama, in Tallapoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Senator Claude Pepper Drive (Alabama Route 50) and Newell Street, on the left when traveling west on Senator Claude Pepper Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camp Hill AL 36850, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Universalist Church of Camp Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lyman Ward Military Academy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fletcher Napoleon Farrington, Sr. (approx. 6.8 miles away); Johnson J. Hooper (approx. 6.8 miles away); Tallapoosa County Peace Officers (approx. 6.8 miles away); Alabama Mills WWII Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); Tallapoosa County World War I Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); Battle Of Horseshoe Bend (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camp Hill.
 
Categories. Education
 
Edward Bell High School image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, January 29, 2016
3. Edward Bell High School
Alma Mater image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, January 29, 2016
4. Alma Mater
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2016, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 7, 2016, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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