Dedication Ceremony

Lafayette Bloom School News Clipping

The dedication ceremony for the Lafayette Bloom School on April 29, 1916, included a flag-raising of a huge silken flag presented by the Daughters of America Friendship Council No. 20 that was raised by the Second Ohio Regiment Jr. OUAM, after which there was a 21 gun salute, folk dancing, addresses. The school also released an eagle to announce the dedication, which had been caged for two weeks in a sporting goods store because it had tried “to steal an 18 month-old baby in the Cumberland Mountains.”

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