75 Years Ago

Smith Returns to School


September 7, 2023

Herald of Sept. 16, 1948

Sara Margaret (Peggy) Smith returned to the Morrisons Cove High School after a nearly 3 year absence. On February 26, 1945 she was badly burned at her home by flames from a furnace. During the courageous battle to retain her life and finally the use of her limbs, she spent 14 months in hospitals and 16 months in bed at home. Two thirds of her body was seared.

Roaring Spring High School Yellow jackets will launch their 1948 football season at 8 p.m. Friday at Athletic Park, with the Beaverdale High School Beavers as their opponent.

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