This is a listing of the yearbooks of Dixie School that we own and have available in our archives. Copies are available at $1.00 per page. E-mail us for instructions to order and pay. We will copy any pages you wish and you can pick up or we can mail it to you.
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DIXIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
In 1924, three two-teacher rural schools, Pleasant Retreat, Blackfork, and Spring Hill, were consolidated into one school, located about six miles west of the Tyler city limits off the Dallas Highway; and the school. One of the board members suggested that H. L. Carter, the Board President, offer a name that they could support. The chairman quickly accepted the challenge, stating that since the road, old highway 64, running past the school was called Dixie Road, the school could be called the Dixie School. The other trustees, J. W. Bass, J. E. Cook, R. M. Cook, O. F. Davis, and D. O. Ford readily accepted the suggestion and voted unanimously to name it the “Dixie School.” After several additions, the school became a part of the Tyler Independent School District in June of 1956.[i]
[i] Tyler School Names and Their Origins, Tyler Public Schools, Tyler, Texas 1971, page 8.