A new find! Move over 1949 Leo-Lite, here comes the 1924 Wire-Grass! Thanks to the research and courtesy of Robert Brown, Class of '63, we have a copy of the school yearbook for 1924. This now becomes our earliest known LHS Annual.
The annual may have gotten its name from the plant called wiregrass. This type of grass covered the wooded area along the Chattahoochee River area of Georgia and Alabama. Great herds of cattle, first owned by the Spanish, then by the British, later by the Creek Indians and last by the early settlers, grazed on the grass. Wiregrass can grow 12-15 inches in height and has a deep-seated and intricate root system. It is a bunch grass that has long, round, wire-like blades and spikes.
We were only able to scan a photocopy of the original document and the quality is not ideal. We have tried our best to maximize its clarity. Hopefully you will be able to fully enjoy it.
The Wire-Grass has large margins that contain no printing. In an effort to make the text and pictures larger and more readable on the web, we have cropped the pages and eliminated a portion of the margins. We hope that you will forgive us this slight alteration of the original. Below is an example of how a page looks after being cropped. We present it here where you can appreciate how the original looked.
(A note to our readers regarding page 19 of the Wire-Grass: The language used by the Poet of the Freshman Class to describe their history exhibits what seems today to be a callous attitude toward minorities. Keep in mind that this annual was published in 1924. We do not condone the use of such language today, however, neither do we rewrite history. If anything, it demonstrates how far we, as a nation, have come toward recognizing the awful harm such language has on both those who use it and those it is being used to describe. We include them as written for historical accuracy and apologize to anyone who may find them offensive ..... Webmaster.)