Shenandoah Elementary Is Still Around

Memories And Recollections Of Days Gone Bye!

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So here is Shenandoah Elementary School where I joined the class of 1957 in 1950!  Remember 1950?  While I was in this school...


Brink's robbery in Boston; almost $3 million stolen (Jan. 17).Trumanorders development of hydrogen bomb (Jan. 31). Robert Schuman proposes Schuman Plan to pool European coal and steel (May 9).Korean Warbegins when North Korean Communist forces invade South Korea (June 25). (For detailed chronology, see Korean War.) Assassination attempt on President Truman by Puerto Rican nationalists (Nov. 1).McCarthyismbegins.


Julius and EthelRosenbergsentenced to death for passing atomic secrets to Russians (March). Spurred by Schuman Plan, six nations form European Coal and Steel Community (April); effective1952. Japanese peace treaty signed in San Francisco by 49 nations (Sept. 8). Color television introduced in U.S.Libyagains independence (Dec. 24).


George VI dies; his daughter becomesElizabeth II(Feb. 6).AECannounces “satisfactory� experiments in hydrogen-weapons research; eyewitnesses tell of blasts near Enewetak (Nov.).Ralph Ellison's The Invisible Man.


Gen. Dwight D.Eisenhowerinaugurated president of United States (Jan. 20).Stalindies (March 5).Malenkovbecomes Soviet premier;Beria, minister of interior;Molotov, foreign minister (March 6).Dag Hammarskjöldbegins term as UN secretary-general (April 10). JamesWatsonand FrancisCrickpublish their discovery of the molecular model ofDNA(April–May). EdmundHillaryof New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal reach top ofMt. Everest(May 29). East Berliners rise against Communist rule; quelled by tanks (June 17).Egyptbecomes republic ruled by military junta (June 18). Julius and EthelRosenbergexecuted in Sing Sing prison (June 19). Korean armistice signed (July 27). Moscow announces explosion ofhydrogen bomb(Aug. 20).Titobecomes president of Yugoslavia. James Watson, Francis Crick, and Rosalind Franklin discover structure of DNA. ErnestHemingwaywins Pulitzer for The Old Man and the Sea.


First atomic submarineNautilus launched (Jan. 21). Five U.S. congressmen shot on floor of House as Puerto Rican nationalists fire from spectators' gallery; all five recover (March 1). Soviet Union grants sovereignty to East Germany (March 23).Army v. McCarthyinquiry—Senate subcommittee report blames both sides (April 22–June 17).Dien Bien Phu, French military outpost in Vietnam, falls to Vietminh army (May 7). (For detailed chronology, seeVietnam War.) U.S. Supreme Court (in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka) unanimously bans racial segregation in public schools (May 17). Eisenhower launches world atomic pool without Soviet Union (Sept. 6). Eight-nation Southeast Asia defense treaty (SEATO) signed at Manila (Sept. 8). Dr. JonasSalkstarts inoculating children againstpolio.Algerian War of Independence against France begins (Nov.); France struggles to maintain colonial rule until 1962 when it agrees to Algeria's independence.William Faulkner's A Fable wins Pulitzer.


Nikolai A.Bulganinbecomes Soviet premier, replacing Malenkov (Feb. 8).Churchillresigns;Anthony Edensucceeds him (April 6). West Germany becomes a sovereign state (May 5). Western European Union (WEU) comes into being (May 6).Warsaw Pact, east European mutual defense agreement, signed (May 14).ArgentinaoustsPerón(Sept. 19). President Eisenhower suffers coronary thrombosis in Denver (Sept. 24).Rosa Parksrefuses to sit at the back of the bus.Martin Luther King, Jr., leads black boycott of Montgomery, Ala., bus system (Dec. 1); desegregated service begins Dec. 21, 1956. AFL and CIO become one organization—AFL-CIO(Dec. 5).Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof wins Pulitzer.


Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of USSR Communist Party, denounces Stalin's excesses (Feb. 24). First aerial H-bomb tested over Namu islet,Bikini AtollS؄10 million tons TNT equivalent (May 21). Workers' uprising against Communist rule inPoznan, Poland, is crushed (June 28–30); rebellion inspires Hungarian students to stage a protest against Communism in Budapest (Oct. 23). Egypt takes control ofSuez Canal(July 26). Hungarian rebellion forces Soviet troops to withdraw from Budapest (Oct.). Israel launches attack on Egypt's Sinai peninsula and drives toward Suez Canal (Oct. 29). Imre Nagy announces Hungary's withdrawal from Warsaw Pact (Nov. 1); Soviet troops enter and reclaim Budapest (Nov. 4). British and French invade Port Said on the Suez Canal (Nov. 5). Cease-fire forced by U.S. pressure stops British, French, and Israeli advance (Nov. 6).Moroccogains independence.Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal.Woody Guthriecomposes “This Land is Your Land.â€?Allen Ginsberg's Howl.

From The Air

From The Air

The freeway was NOT there in the 1950's