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Historical Banner 1920s

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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What Happened to Raymond Schnell?

I enjoy reading what class seniors post in their yearbooks, and sometimes I wonder how things turned out for them. I was looking through Shades Cahaba’s 1930 yearbook, and I just happened to read class secretary Raymond Schnell’s “ambition” statement, which is “To see a thousand cities; to scale a thousand mountains; to swim a…

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Shawn Wright Was Wrong! – Principals

When I started the Shades Cahaba Oral History Project, I not only wanted to share the history of the school and the area with you, but I was going to be learning the history myself. It’s a journey of discovery for all of us. With that in mind, I knew early on that I was…

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The Cuban Missile Crisis at Shades Cahaba

We want to share stories from people who spent time at Shades Cahaba. A slice of life to give you an idea of what other’s experiences have been. This story is about one student’s time at Shades Cahaba during the Cuban missile crisis. This story is the first of what I hope is a series….

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