In 1946 the grammar school building, at Hornbeck High School, was destroyed by a fire. The building had been there since 1923 and was a total loss. From Tall Pines II A History of Vernon Parish, Louisiana and its People by Erbon W. Wise.
Word of the Day
Cosmeticize kahz-MET-uh-syze (verb) To make (something unpleasant or ugly) superficially attractive -- www.merriam-webster.com
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Number to Know
1: President William McKinley, who was born on Jan. 29, 1843, was the first president to serve in the 20th century.
This Day in History
Jan. 29, 2002: In his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
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“Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.” – President William McKinley