Clark County, Ohio

History and Genealogy

Springfield High School Class of 1951

Industrial Education

It's a far cry from the revolutionary idea of Manual Training in the school curriculum to the well organized trade high school. Springfield High is not a trade school, but we do have one of the best equipped trade departments in the state.

The uninformed have the mistaken idea that Vocational Education and Industrial Arts are just two ways of saying the same thing. Nothing could be farther from the actual situation. The boys who enroll in Vocational Education have decided on the field in which they have decided to learn a trade. Their work is basic training in the learning of that trade. Three periods a day are spent in the shop under the guidance of pracitcal instructors.

The co-operative arrangement between the school and Springfield factories whereby boys may alternate three weeks in the school shop with three weeks in a factory is one of the most valuable phases of the course.

The work of the Industrial Arts course is exploratory. Boys who enter this department have not yet chosen their field and are able to participate in each of the courses before making a vocational choice.

Edwin Birch

Wayne Slater

William Stewart

Herman Seaman

Harry Grubbs

Clarence Ober

Alfred Vorhis

Elwood Steiner

Joe Kauffman

Robert Crabbe


Ohio Genealogy



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City Charter

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Early Clark County

George Rogers Clark

Clark-Shawnee Centennial

Education in Clark County

Ghost Towns

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Simon Kenton

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Springfield in 1852

Springfield in 1859

Springfield in 1863

Springfield in 1868

Springfield History

SHS 1951 Yearbook

State and County Government

Then & Now

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