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Shades Cahaba Band in a big parade

It seems that Homewood Bands have been attending Big Parades at least as far back as 1944. The Shades Cahaba Band attended a large War Bond parade in November 1944. 75 years ago!

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The Owl Banner

This historical banner about the Owl at Shades Cahaba was produced for the centennial celebration recently held at Shades Cahaba.  There is a lot of mystery surrounding the owl. It left the school about the same time our high school students left and did not return until 1978. Why did it leave? Why did it…

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Historical Banner 2000s

This historical banner about the 2000s at Shades Cahaba was produced for the centennial celebration recently held at Shades Cahaba. This banner celebrates the now, where we have come from and the starting point for the next 100 years of Shades Cahaba. The kids in the big picture will be seniors at Homewood High School next…

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Historical Banner 1980s & 1990s

This historical banner about the 1980s and 1990s at Shades Cahaba was produced for the centennial celebration recently held at Shades Cahaba. This is the time that Shades Cahaba became the school that we know today. A major renovation was made filling in the courtyard of the school with a library, office, lunchroom and classrooms….

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Historical Banners 1970s

This historical banner about the 1970s at Shades Cahaba was produced for the centennial celebration recently held at Shades Cahaba. This is my decade and I happen to be in two of the pictures. It’s what happens when you don’t have a huge selection of photos to choose from. It’s also the decade that Homewood started…

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Historical Banners 1960s

This historical banner about the 1960s at Shades Cahaba was produced for the centennial celebration recently held at Shades Cahaba. This decade sees schools integrated and the introduction of special education classes. The decade ends with the City of Homewood establishing the Homewood Board of Education, the first step in breaking away from the Jefferson County…

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Las Toreras 1927

I keep thinking I should have a special Throwback Thursday (#tbt) posting but every post is a throwback here at the Shades Cahaba Oral History Project. Here is a picture from the 1927 Owl of Las Toreras. My first thought was that it was one of the many literary societies at Shades Cahaba in the…

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Historical Banner 1950s

This historical banner about the 1950s at Shades Cahaba was produced for the centennial celebration recently held at Shades Cahaba. I have also fixed the Principal service dates on this banner that I mentioned in a “Shawn Wright Was Wrong” blog post.

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Historical Banner 1940s

This historical banner about the 1940s at Shades Cahaba was produced for the centennial celebration recently held at Shades Cahaba. I have also fixed the Principal service dates on this banner that I mentioned in a “Shawn Wright Was Wrong” blog post.

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Historical Banners 1930s

This is one of the banners produced for the 100th-anniversary celebration that was held just recently at Shades Cahaba Elementary School.

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