Photo from The Joplin News Herald, Mining-Industrial Annual Edition, 1915.
The Longfellow School building in Chitwood, valued at $12,000, was struck by
lightning. A cornice of the school building was struck. A part of the weather boarding
on the northern and eastern sides of the building was torn off. The damage was small.
The Joplin Globe, June 20, 1916
The Joplin Globe, February 6, 1921
According to Polk's Joplin City Directory, 1949, Longfellow was located at 3001 A St.
1935, 7th & 8th grades.
Front row: Gene Stewart, Oscar Markham, Howard Franklin, Mac Plunklett, Billy Couch, Leonard Plumbke
Second row: Nellie Tingle, Alice Roberts, Leona Green, Mary Brown, unk, Juanita Storm, June Stewart,
Dora Thompson, Willie Betterton, Pearl Franklin, unk, Lillie May Blood.
Third row: no names except Principal McKinley.
Back row: Earl McGowan, first from the left. Marvin Magers, fourth from the right.
Photo contributed by June Stewart.