File submitted to Lincoln Co., Missouri Heritage pages by June Groshong, 21 July 2003.  Link change or file update: 2 September 2003

Buchanan High School History and Related Information
Buchanan Spring Bulletin, 1929, Souvenir Edition.

History of Troy High School

A public meeting of the citizens of Troy and vicinity was held at the opera House, March 20th, 1893 for the purpose of securing an educational institute in the City of Troy. A corporation was formed and shares were sold. A. S. Buchanan being the first subscriber . A constitution was adopted and ratified, and it was agreed that the institute should be named Buchanan College in honor of the first and largest subscriber, A. S. Buchanan.

The college was first opened to students in 1893. The campus then extended from College Street on the north and Buchanan Avenue on the east to Boone Street on the south and Perkins Steet on the west.

On November 13, 1905, the Board of Curators of Buchanan College passed the resolution to transfer to the Troy Village School District the entire College property, with all improvements for and in the consideration of the sum of $5,373.46, under the condition that the name of the institute should not be changed. The Troy District bought this property for the purpose of maintaining a public High School.

The rapid growth of the school made an addition necessary, and on June 6th, 1928, the citizens of the Troy School District voted a bond issue of $35,000 to erect a building which is now under construction. This building is to be known as the Eugene and Henrietta Bonfils High School, in recognition of a gift of $10,000 from Fred Bonfils, a former Trojan. Mr. Bonfils' unselfishness is shown by his gift and the fact that he preferred that the building be a memorial to his partents rather than himself. This sacrifice on the part of the citizens of Troy, and Mr.Bonfils' gift is a direct challenge to future students of Troy.

Senior Class of 1929 B.H.S
(Buchanan High School Class of 1929)

Robert Brown   Frederick Buford
Reavis Creech   Arthur Dowell
Wm Drunert   Ward Frank
James Miller   Geiger T.J. Hammet
Hal Harbaum   Lawrence Kuda
Hadley Rice   George Schloeman
Vernon Vogel   Claude Watson
Joesph Zalabak   Abby Brown
Clara Rosa Campbell   Helen Casner
Eleanor Cockrell   Mary Chandler
Floy Creech   May Dyer
Lonmarie Donaldson   Marjorie Eversmeyer
Laura Belle Gerdiman   Eleanor Groshong
Georgiana Hammonds   Alice Hamlet
Kate Avery Killam   Ada Lavermeier
Helen LaRue   Willie Montgomery
Elizabeth Meyer   Valla Monroe
Alice Miller   Tula V. McCulloch
Elizabeth Norton   Jane Penn
Virginia Penn   Regia Pieper
Ethel Raney   Bertha Rinaman
Iva Skinner   Edith Smith
Johnnie Sykora   Nora Sheets
D'Arline Watts   Thelma Watts

Euleta Wilson

Gifts To Buchanan High

1909---Piece of Statuary
1911---Rug for Stage
1913---Concrete "B" on SE Side of Building
1915---Left Money to Manual Training Department
1917---Sun Dial at South Entrance to building
1918---Trophey Case
1920---Posts on East Side of Campus
1921---Flag Pole
1923---Walk on East Side of Building
1924-- Electric Clock
1925---Chairs and Table for Office
1926---Encyclopedia and Desk
1927---Office Furniture
1928---Stage Furniture
1929---Stage Curtain Fund

The Number of Graduates of B.H.S.

Year No. Year No. Year No.
1906 5 1914 11 1922 26
1907 7 1915 16 1923 31
1908 6 1916 9 1924 11
1909 9 1917 16 1925 34
1910 15 1918 18 1926 22
1911 11 1919 17 1927 49
1912 10 1920 23 1928 24
1913 20 1921 23

File submitted to Lincoln Co., Missouri Heritage pages by June Groshong, 21 July 2003.  Link change or file update: 2 September 2003

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