February 11, 2011
Six decades later, a mystery emerges from the BCMS basement
It's been a while since the BCMS building was the district's high school, but clues to its past are still around.
BCMS custodian Cliff Wright recently found the "Bethlehem Central Frosh" jacket of No. 11 that is pictured here while cleaning the Middle School storage area.
The current middle school was the site of Bethlehem Central High School from the formation of the district in the early 1930s until 1954.
The jacket in the picture was made by the McGreggor Company. BCMS Principal Sandy Morley said that she and Wright suspect it is a basketball warmup jacket, meaning it may have had a few who called it their own over the seasons it was in use.
Wright believes it is from around the 1940s because of the button-style. You can see that if you look closely at the picture.
Morley is going to put the jacket in a box frame and hang it in the middle school, identified as "circa 1940s." She hopes to identify the student or students who were No. 11, too.
If you know who might have worn this jacket, or have any clues, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.