Way Back Wednesday: WHS’s first orchestra


This photo, given to the Clinton County History Center by Elizabeth Austin Peterson, is Wilmington High School’s first orchestra from the 1919-20 school year. As listed on the back of the photo, band members are, from left to right, front row, seated, Estel Hartman, Frank Murphy, Priscilla Hunnicutt, Louise Straugh, supervisor of music Muriel Cadwallader, Meredith Hayes, Howard “Kroger” Babb, Abe Goldstein, Sam Kaufman, Donald Cast; back row, standing, Jeannette Hale, Ralph Huffman, Warren Bonecutter, Hazel Ellen Peelle, Roger Villars, “Moscow” Marshall Robert West, Alberta Bangham, Edgar Hale, Mary Elizabeth Harold, Kathryn Ellison. Can you tell us more? Share it at [email protected]. The photo is courtesy of the Clinton County Historical Society. Like this image? Reproduction copies of this photo are available by calling the History Center. For more info, visit www.clintoncountyhistory.org; follow them on Facebook @ClintonCountyHistory; or call 937-382-4684.

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