Exploring family roots … in Alexandria

Bolton HS April 2013-smallerOn the way to Baton Rouge, I set my GPS for Vance Avenue in Alexandria. Destination: Bolton High School, where my mother was a top grad in 1931 before entering LSU Baton Rouge. The school, which has a proud history, opened in 1926, the year before she enrolled. Majestic live oaks now grace the front lawn. I wonder if they were planted in the 1920s when the campus developed.

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