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Montgomery Highway 1927

I mention in the Underpass episode about Montgomery Highway, today’s Independence Drive, being a sleepy country road when the school was built. As the over-the-mountain communities grew the need to keep the students safe was a key driver for the underpass. In this 1927 photo of the west side of Shades Cahaba, the view from…

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Boys Basketball Team 1922

The 1922 Shades Cahaba High School boys basketball team an description from the 1922 Owl yearbook.

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Domestic Sciences at Shades Cahaba

Homewood High School has two elective classes to help students who may want to work in a restaurant one day or in the case of my son, just likes to bake. Those classes are Fundamentals of Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts. Back when I was at the High School it was just Home…

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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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