Gould Makes History!
This winter I have been taking a history elective called Maine History, taught by Mr. Newell. This class has focused on different time periods ranging from 1500 to present day. We have done projects on the Ski Industry, the history of the Railroad, the Popham Colony, Maine during the Civil War, and the Natural Resources of the state. We are just beginning our final essay of the term, on a current event or issue that has been prevalent in the state’s history, and that is still prevalent today.
(Okay, this is going to start to get a little more interesting, I promise!)
For our last project, we were each given a time period in history, and we read through the Gould Academy Herald’s and the Bethel Newspaper’s from those years to give us an idea of what was going on in the town and the school at that time. My time period was 1925-1930, and these are a few of the cool (or what I find cool) photos that I found! Enjoy!
Through this project, I learned a thing or two about Gould’s traditions, and it was funny see how many of them are continued today and how many aren’t. They used to hold dances in Bingham Gym, and we still have snowball there today! They used to have a “senior class play” before Graduation, something we definitely don’t do anymore. (Mr. Newell really thinks we need to bring this back).
Have a nice weekend!