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Blast From ‘Grove’s Past: Look What $1.2 Million Bought

Blast From The Past: Look What $1.2 Million Bought

POTTSTOWN PA – November 1967 was the month in which the just-created New Orleans’ Saints football franchise gained its first NFL victory … against the Philadelphia Eagles, 31-24; the month in which President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation that established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; and the month in which The Beatles’ tune “I Am The Walrus” was banned from British radio airwaves.

According to The Reading (PA) Eagle newspaper of Nov. 19, 1967, it also was the month in which an addition and expansion was nearly completed at Pottsgrove High School.

The photograph and caption, above, were captured from the Google Newspaper Archives for The Eagle. The caption reads:

“This addition to Pottsgrove Junior-Senior High School, Kauffman road, Route 18, Pottstown, is about 98 per cent complete. The structure will increase pupil capacity from 934 to 1,308. The enrollment presently is 1,104. The new building will cover 44,000 square feet and houses 15 teaching stations, an auxiliary gymnasium, language and outer space science laboratories, a library for 13,000 volumes, an enlarged cafeteria, expanded administrative offices, guidance quarters and a custodial area. The addition, which has been in use during construction, is scheduled to be completed Dec. 31. Alterations also were made to the existing school. The project is being financed by a $1.2 million bond issue.”

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