Discovered yearbook traces history of school rivalry
Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE
Maryville High School and Benton High School in Missouri have been rivals just up the road from each other for decades.
A little insight into just how long the rivalry has been around came back to Maryville High recently when a 1920 yearbook was sent to the school’s library from a book collector in California.
The collector stumbled across the old yearbook at a yard sale, and thought the school would love to have it, according to the article in the Maryville Daily Forum. The 1920 yearbook was the first one ever created at Maryville High.
Maryville Principal Jason Eggers said the book’s stories about the Benton basketball rivalry and jokes at the end of the book were fun. How far back does your school’s yearbook go?