Mumford High School
Class Of 1957
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Do you remember the theme song from WJR's "music till dawn" program?
Someone has provided Clssmates.com with a copy of the '57 Capri
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(We are not promoting that you buy it, just view and enjoy!)
60th reunion date Aug 26, 2017
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Now and Then
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Located at the intersection of Wyoming and Thatcher avenues in Northwest Detroit, the school was named for Samuel C. Mumford, a Detroit Edison treasurer, who served for twenty-two years on the Detroit Board of Education and was elected president three times.
Mr. Mumford was best known as a public-spirited, honest, unselfish and even tempered man who won the respect of all who came in contact with him. Among his efforts, the most notable was ridding the Board of Education of corruption during the 1920s, which won him the respect of the entire community. His character was impeccable and prestigious.
Blueprints were completed in 1941, however, World War II delayed construction until 1947. The school finally opened its doors in September, 1949, to a student body of 428 and a faculty of 12. The first unit, known as the south wing, was opened under the leadership of its first principal, Mr. C. E. Frazier Clark, who came to Mumford after a stint as principal of Southwestern High School. The building was not completed until 1953, when the auditorium, gymnasium, shop wing and cafeteria were opened.
We have had 57,447 classmates visit so far.