New School

Lack of Funding

"School shut down."

"The school system in Troup County went broke. And when it went broke, there was nothing to flow to the teachers, to compensate them, so they all retired, resigned. School shut down. We went to Harris County to see if it was possible for us to get into school in Harris County, and they said 'We'd be happy to have you, but we cannot furnish transportation.' So we found an old A-model that we could put together. It had four wheels on it and a steering wheel, and that's about it – that's the limit. And we could get transportation out of that to Chipley, and that's what we did. We went to high school in Chipley, Georgia [Harris County]."


Alton Cadenhead in uniform with his mother and siblings, 1943tiff / 4.59 MB Download