Important Dates In Gideon's History

1900--The lumber company began

1901--First railroad to Gideon

1902-03--Lumber company built first school

1904--First post office built

1905--First power plant in Gideon

1906--Stave mill put in

1909--Gideon town incorporated

1910--Little Walnut School built

1912--Peanut School built

1913--Milburn School built

1915--Tallapoosa School built

1915--Brick school built in Gideon

1915--"Idle Hour" Theater built

1917--First class graduated from G.H.S.

1918--Hartzell School built

1920--Cottrill & Floodway schools built

1921--New addition to high school built

1922--First cotton gin constructed

1923--First Old Settler's Day, April 20

1923--Girl's New Madrid County Champs

1925--SEMO Football Champs

1931--First library built

-Box Factory Established

1937--Present-day high school built

1941-42--Basketball Team District Champs

1947-48--Track Team County Champs

1947--School Lunch $.12 per day

1950--Debate Team won District Tournament

1956--Basketball Team New Madrid County Champs

1958-59--Present-day Gymnasium Built

1961-62--Cafeteria burned and rebuilt

1965--Approximately sixty-four seniors

1970--Bill Cunningham--All State in Football

1971--Mark Littell signed with Kansas City Royals

1974--Keith Maddox--All American in Football

1974--Seventh-grade Basketball Team Undefeated

1985--Lori Blackburn--SEMO University Writing Achievement Award for Fiction

1987--Christi Rankin--SEMO University Writing Achievement Award for Essay

1986,'87,'89,'91--District Volleyball Champs

1987-90--First Place SEMO Marching Contest #1 Class A Band in the Bootheel

1991--Media Center Remodeled

Bibliography For "Once Upon A Time"

1. Records & data collected by students in 1920 & '23

2. School records

3. 1945-91 yearbooks

This page created by: Valerie Davis

Last Updated: September 30,1997

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