Old MHS Open House, Part Seven of Many

I’ve mentioned before that I never intended to photograph or write a “tour of ol’ Mandan High”, and I have not. In fact, for a good portion of my wanderings I put my 100mm macro lens on the camera! Instead, I opted to find and capture interesting sights in my alma mater. Like this photo, for example: it makes a clever play on the Mandan slogan, “Where the west begins.” I like it.

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I love finding places like this

Rolling through Sheyenne last weekend, I spotted this beautiful building. I’m just old enough to remember when one could get tubes to repair older TVs and shops like this had plenty of business. It’s a whole new world now; when my garage TV went *pop* and malfunctioned, all I had to do was order a $30 circuit board, replace the one with the blown transistor, and I was in business. Sadly, that meant the end of most TV repair shops, but I guess that’s progress. Doesn’t seem like it when we see shops boarded up, but time marches on…

Old MHS Open House, Part Six of Many

When I stopped in for the alumni / open house day last week, several of the hallways still contained pallets of bins. The bins contained the contents of the classrooms, items which need to be moved to the new school. But the most interesting part of these hallways: Well, the lockers, of course! After all, we all had one. Four, actually…one per year. Except I had five

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Old MHS Open House, Part Five of Many

The old Mandan High School building will be going away. At least, that’s the plan…although, as a Bismarck resident, I have yet to see a school building actually torn down once we’re told that it can no longer house students. They always find a way to reuse it and draw tax money. But enough of that. I figured that if I ever wanted to check out some parts of the school I always wondered about but had no access to, this was my opportunity.

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