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Mrs. Dixons Kindergarden 1948-1949
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69 Relief Route -
Property Owners & Concerned Citizens Upcoming Meetings Regarding Relief Route.
Date: Monday, October 1st, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 7:45
Place: Jacksonville Public Library
Public Comment - Jacksonville City Council Meeting
Date: October, 9th, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Jacksonville City Hall
Date: Thursday, October 11th, 2018
Time: 5:00 - 7:30
Place: Jacksonville Public Library
The discussion of a relief route around Jacksonville has resurfaced once
again. In 2005 there was a study on a proposed relief route.
Below is an copy of the questions proposed by Concerned Citizens and
answers prepared by the Jacksonville City Council. This info has
been resurrected from the recycle bin. (see below.)
With the Tomato Bowl improvements on Highway 79 E, it seems the plans
should extend the Loop 456 Northward from where the loop terminates at
Highway 79 up to North of Love's Lookout rest area.
The 2005 plans for for Western Loop from Lookout Area to South 69 were to
bring heavy traffic by West side of Jacksonville City Cemetery which
would be a huge noise factor for grave side rites.
Map of Study Area:
Many a young lad/lassie began their educational experience in Mrs.
Dixon's kindergarted. The kindergarted was located in the old frame
Presbyterian parsonage at the corner of the two alleys separating The
Newton house from the First Presbyterian Church and the First
Presbyterian Church from the Methodist Church.
Below is a picture of the kindergarten class of 1948-1949.
Click on the image to enlarge. If you can help name any of the
members of the class please use the contact form found
Alice Theater - located on Elberta St.(now known as Martin Luther King).
Capri - 108 E. Rusk Street, Found in 1966 City Directory
Cinnema 3 - Sounth Jackson
Owned by Ross Dorbant and named for his daughter Kate Clair. The
Clair was possibly located where the Rialto was. Ross' grandaughter
believes it was on Catfish Row.
Jackson Cinema 3 -
Palace - 1933 City Directory shows Palace theater was located at 215-217
E. Commerce. At this time it was owned or operated by Ross Dorbant.
Rialto - 100 block of
Predating the cinemas there was one or more opera houses.
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Remember in Jacksonville when ...
For those who would enjoy a stroll down memory lane, check out the
Facebook referenced above.
Currently there is an ongoing discussion regarding the first public water
supply in J'ville. The water supply was established in 1915 when M.
L. Earle was the mayor. Other councilmen included J. M.
Pressler, W. L. Dublin, M. P.Alexander, T. E. Gillespie, C. R. Nunally,
O. L. Alexander. At this point trail of ownership is incomplete.
See: Old Municipal
Small booklet from a class reunion. No date given.
|Frank Wilson Adams
Mae Baker Shiflett
George Edward Bandeau
Vernon W. Bauguss
Major General John A. Ball III
Myrtle Bowman Lovell
Dorothy Bullard Feazell
|Faye Campbell Bounds
Janie Childs Lowry
Mary Colley Buchannan
Clarice Cox Lowery
Verda Davis Wallace
Charles H. Dobbins
Fred L. Ford
Major Lillian Alyne Gravis
Carmen Jenigan Linder
Elizabeth Kimmer Gengnagel
Marie Lane May
Margaret Mims Saunders
W. O. (Olin) Moore
Thomas Jones Musgrove
Elizabeth McCaleb Evans
Regina McClung Woodard
Doris McWilliams Haynie
Ruth Newburn Jennings
|Allie Murl Nunn Rountree
Catherine Pearson McNeely
Katie Lee Rankin Hoyt
Ruth Sanders Nash
Alene Slider Ledbetter
Louise Walker Cashion
Opal Walker Starkey
Yola Yett Smith
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