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This website started operations on
September 1, 1997. Since we began,
over 3 million visits have been made
to this site by Elmirans,
former Elmirans and Fifties Kids.

This web page last updated on
January 23, 2014
Other pages are updated
regularly as indicated.
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Class of 58 Memories
Reunion 2003 Photo Album Photos from our 45th year celebration in Elmira

Homeroom Memories Photos of the homerooms during our Junior Year at Southside

BRIGIDINE The program from our Junior Play.

Mabel Haupt Home Page A collection of Whatever Happened Stories dedicated to our beloved English Teacher.

Ma Lund Home Page A collection of pictures dedicated to our class advisor.

Young & Foolish Again Hear the cast sing the reprise tune from our Junior Play, Brigidine.

Jabberwocky From the May, 1958 El-So-Hi

Johnny Appleseed Early Number Nine Artwork

Hansel & Gretel A play at Number Nine School

About SHS58.ORG A special message from our Webmaster about this web site and how we got started. "Facinating reading!" says Bob Lynough. "It's a real hoot!" says Mike Murtaugh.

the Teacher's Lounge Remember that off-limits room near the backstage part of the auditorium?

SHS Alma Mater Wanting to hear Lucinda Finlay play that clarinet again?
Other Stories
 • Orsillo Brunch Revisited
 • The 53 Chevy
 • Yachting on Cayuga
 • Ladies of 58 Page
 • '52 Buick Roadmaster
 • Peg Halm retires
 • Elvis George
 • Corning Baptist
 • Y2K Cowpokes
 • The Orsillo Brunch
Our Other Elmira Sites
 • Eldridge Park
 • SHS Alumni E-mail
 • Mark Twain Hotel
 • Remembering Elmira
 • SHS Alumni Registry
 • Parley Coburn Star
 • Meet Me at Main & Water

Picture of the Month
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The 1958 Edsonian

1958 Electronic Edsonian Our Thanks to Don Sofia for suggesting that we put our Class of 58 Yearbook up on the Web Site. Click on the yearbook above to go there.

SHS58 Photo Album continues to grow with pictures we've received from our many web site visitors.

Bev Bates' Scrapbook She had all the fun and has the pictures to prove it.

Senior Play A collection of pictures dedicated to Bob Lynough, our drama coach and play director.

Reunion Pics Keuka Maid, July 1998

Reunion Pics Elmira Country Club 2008

1958 Southside Hornets Home Page
An Album of photos from the
1958 Hornets Season

Parker Field Home Page The place where we all had home field advantage.


TV in the Fifties What shows were you watching back then?

The Crosley There are stories about this car.

50's Flashback Taking you back there is only half the fun.

Click HereAnother 50's Flashback Getting you to leave and come back is the other half.

Top Ten Tunes of the Fifties

50's Classic Cars We saw them first on the show room floor

Elmira Drive-In How many times did you sneak in hiding in the trunk?

Recipient of the


Laura Fanning Begeal
Tom Hall
Betty Snover Givens
Bruce Silvers
Joyce Cicora Sponyoe
Jack Wheeler
Bill Cook
Jim Orsillo
Sandra Dean Leach
Nancy Wood O'Hare
Ginny Montgomery Ryan
Lynda Roby DeRigge
Barb Tremaine Sanford
Peg Fawell Halm
Peggy Lewis Dougherty
Nancy McConnell Vallely
Don Sofia
Maureen Gubbins
The SHS Booster Club
Del Updike
Mary Costello
Jon McNeal
John Friends
Louise Viele Lynch
Carole Boyd
Cast from Brigidine
Don Harrison
Joy Utter
George Lovell, Jr.
Judy Scaffidi Newman
The 5B Dooher Boys
Lee Hotaling
Polly Von Hendy Morey
Stephen Cooper
Scott Steiner
Larry Bohl
Cheri Schaef Christofaro *

in memory of sister Sandy Schaef

Roberta Comfort Riggan SHS 57
Dennis Newnham
Lucinda Finlay Wilcox
SHS Class of 56
Sue Bailey Aber
Roy Spicer
John Lockner
Dan Reibson
Kathy Kittle McGee SHS 61
Donna Makres McConnell
Robert Olson SHS 56
Carole Battisti deLucia SHS 61
Glenn Stuart SHS 50
Class of 61 Reunion Cmte (2)
Bob Cramer SHS 42
Steve Greatsinger SHS 52
Ruth Dutton Day EFA 57
SHS Class of 62
Isabel Hill Farrell
Carol Dutton Stelzenmuller EFA 59
Polly Battisti Stapleton SHS 57
Tom Stapleton SHS 57
Tom Burhyte EPCPS
Mari Scott Cayouette
Tom Quinn
Joe Poteat EFA 58
in memory of buddy John Gribbon
Mark Wilson
Mary-Jo Kline SHS 57
Beverly Anderson Walworth
Bob Ripley
Louise Dassance Bennett
Dianne Emmick, SHS 64
Bob Van Patten, Hopkins 54
in memory of buddy Dick Gordon
Larry Hicks SHS 61
Carol Lee SHS 57
Jack Carpenter SHS 53
Joyce Puchosic Stock EFA 55
Kathy Kittle McGee SHS 61
Mary Sadler Anderson HSS 60
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