Friday, January 16, 2009

Benton City Institute

This photo was taken at the Benton City Institute sometime between the 1890's and early 1900's. It was donated to the Benton City Historical Society by Mrs. Carol Thompson Rackley in honor of her mother Mrs. Lula Belle Gray Thompson (#11 in the picture) Others in the photo are #6, John Garland Flowers, younger brother to A.J. Flowers. A.J. ( Arthur Judson) Flowers was the music teacher at the Institute. He's #7 in the picture. John Garland Flowers went on to become President of the Southwest Texas State Teacher's College in San Marcos.

If anyone can identify the people in the photo, please contact James Collins at 830 709-3939 or email James at

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