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Class Photo Mystery

Mystery Solved!

Donald Hands, raised in Central Falls and now a resident of Maine, saw the photograph of the graduating class of 1918 from the unknown school on our website. Mr. Hands’ passion for genealogy lead him to find information about the students, including where they were born and where they lived. Reference Librarian Matt Bennett took this information and, while looking for the school they would have attended, found their names listed in the 1918 Annual Report of the Pawtucket School Committee as graduating from the Broadway School. Eureka! Mystery solved thanks to Mr. Hands and Matt.

Below are pictures of the Broadway School. The photo on the right also shows the Carnation Street School just to the right of the Broadway Grammar School.

 Broadway Grammar School, 1918

Broadway & Carnation Street Schools, 1904

 

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Last updated October 14, 2014.
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