Opening of the northwest corner of the Old Castle on the Hill campus. In other words... only the rubble remains of the women's dorm (Oklahoma Hall) on the norhtwest corner of NWOSU's campus, in Alva, Oklahoma. What a sight!
This photograph was taken last week by R.L. Wagner. Thanks, Robb!
As to our progress of inputting back issues of "The OkieLegacy Ezine" into our database, we are up (or back) to Vol. 6, Iss. 33 so far. We still have some mailbag features for those issues to fill in yet. We thank you for your patience and understanding while we slowly tredge along.
Seems to this writer that we jogged a few memories again last week. You can review last week's comments through the links in our Mailbag corner - "The Rest of the Story."
We learned of one of the professors (John Cameron) that taught the air cadet pilots at NSTC, in 1944. AND... several have stated that, "Yes!" Shirley Temple's husband was stationed as a training pilot at Northwestern in Alva, Oklahoma around that time.
AND... The 92nd College Training Detachment was the last group to be trained at NSTC in 1944. It was July, 1944 that they were shipped out to Fredrick, Oklahoma before going to San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center. This information came from Tom McCarrick of California. McCarrick also mentioned that he played trumpet and led the dance band at the "Cadet Club" for the St. Patricks Dance, March 14, 1944.
That bit of information reminded me of my Uncle Bob McGill that played the trumpet in a dance band back around the time of 1938 when he was going to school at Kemper Military, in Booneville, Missouri. AND... a group of that same band played on a voyage to Europe aboard the ship Europa, during the Summer of '38.
Enough of memories for now! As February passes to March this last week -- Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday were ushered in like a lamb around the valley area of SW Colorado. What have you given up for Lent for the next 40-some days?
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