Out of the past: the last 58 years of education in Williams (part 3 of 3)

| February 10, 2016

By Wendy Howell • Williams News

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – In 1954 Elvis cut his first commercial record, the first mass Polio vaccination of children began, the average cost of a new house was $10,250, the cost of a gallon of gas was 22 cents, and the Supreme Court ruled that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.

In the 1950s Williams tourism became the economic foothold as visitation to the Grand Canyon boomed with America’s love of the automobile. The population in Williams was growing.

In 1954 it was evident another school building was a necessity. With athletics playing an ever-increasing roll in school affairs, a new gymnasium was high on the most-wanted list.

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