Friday, August 9, 2013

80th Homecoming. . .

My friend Karen took these photos of a beautiful night at the now famous Bevier Homecoming...  80 years ago in 1933 coal miners had been whisked away from Bevier to follow other veins of coal following the boom days and rapid immigration to Bevier...  Several families left their children in Bevier to finish their senior year...  Told to me by an elderly woman who graduated in  the early 1900's....  "We graduated and as a class walked the five blocks, arm in arm, under the May full moon, to the railroad depot that very night...  When the train left the Bevier Station bound for Chicago, we had said a sad goodbye to more than half our class... Some of us never met again."

The city fathers decided to establish one special time for families and friends to return for a visit.  And for 80 years anyone with heart strings tied to this tiny hamlet have tried to schedule the first weekend after the first full weekend in August as destination HOME...  Enjoy.

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