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  • Writer's pictureLawrence Lore

Cafeteria Food

In viewing the innovation at BTHS in 1916 the Cafeteria that was opened in the fall should receive special attention. As the number of students from the rural districts increased, and since there were no places near the school where warm noon lunches could be purchased, the entire school rejoiced (I wonder about this) when Principal O. M. Eastman announced the opening of the cafeteria. The Cookery Laboratory (or Home Ec Kitchen as we would call it today) was used to prepare the food. The lunches were then served cafeteria style on individual trays with the gymnasium being used as a temporary dining hall during the first part of the each noon hour.


Bridgeport High School 1916


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