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Yearbooks offer a glimpse of student life in Burke County

Capping ceremony in the 1960 edition of The Silver Cross.

A variety of yearbooks from our partner Burke County Public Library are now online. This batch includes the 1960-1963 editions of The Silver Cross by Grace Hospital School of Nursing, the 1958 edition of The Jacket by Olive Hill High School, the 1953 and 1967 editions of Belles Memoirs by Oak Hill High School, the 1967 edition of Cat’s Tale by Morganton High School, and the 1950 edition of The Pines by Salem High School.

Students ready for the operating room in the 1961 edition of The Silver Cross.

A bit of silliness in the 1960 edition of The Silver Cross.

The Grace Hospital School of Nursing offered three year nursing degrees, and used Grace Hospital in Morganton, North Carolina as its clinical site. The Silver Cross yearbooks feature photographs of capping ceremonies and portraits of student in their uniforms. It also shows photographs of the nurses-in-training working in different medical departments at the hospital.

To see The Silver Cross and the other newest yearbook additions, click the links below.

To see more materials from Burke County Public Library, take a look at their partner page, or visit their website.


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