1917 Photo Of Girls Exercise Class At Comanche High School

Although this 1917 photo of a high school girls “Exercise Class” was taken in Comanche, Texas, I feel sure that this manner of dress was common for all Texas girls of the same age. In 1917, the high school would have been located where the Comanche Elementary School is today. I assume this class might have been held behind the building which would have been what became the J.B.  Layne Elementary building.

Notice the goal post on the far right…or, I assume this is a goal post.  Was the old track area at the elementary school  once the football field?

Photo from an old Comanche Chief

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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2 Responses to 1917 Photo Of Girls Exercise Class At Comanche High School

  1. Janella Hendon says:

    Love the picture! It reminds me of a picture of the girls basketball team at Edna Hill. My grandmother wanted to play basketball so bad, but her father was not going to allow his daughter to be running around in public with her bloomers showing.

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