E W Grove High School

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The E. W. Grove-Henry County High School was one of Tennessee's first privately-endowed public high schools. Chattanooga architect Reuben Harrison Hunt designed Grove Tower, the school's first building. The cornerstone, laid on June 26, 1906, included a bottle of Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic made by Edwin Wiley Grove's Paris Medicine Company. Principal Dudley M. Clements taught the nation's first vocational agricultural program here under the 1917 Smith-Hughes Act. In 1930, he founded the first Future Farmers of America leadership training camp in Doyle, Tennessee.

A website, https://ewgrove.com, was created in 2001 by Buddy Dancy (Class of 1952) to maintain the history of the school. In 2018, an update was created by David Brown (Class of 1962) to preserve and maintain data from the original site which had become cumbersome to maintain due to changes in technology. New entries have been added to the new site since that time, including obituaries.

The decision was made to move obituaries to Find-A-Grave beginning in 2022, with memorials initially based on class year.

22-Jan-2022: Current administrator of the site and this profile is David Brown (dbrown3130 / 48124539)

The E. W. Grove-Henry County High School was one of Tennessee's first privately-endowed public high schools. Chattanooga architect Reuben Harrison Hunt designed Grove Tower, the school's first building. The cornerstone, laid on June 26, 1906, included a bottle of Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic made by Edwin Wiley Grove's Paris Medicine Company. Principal Dudley M. Clements taught the nation's first vocational agricultural program here under the 1917 Smith-Hughes Act. In 1930, he founded the first Future Farmers of America leadership training camp in Doyle, Tennessee.

A website, https://ewgrove.com, was created in 2001 by Buddy Dancy (Class of 1952) to maintain the history of the school. In 2018, an update was created by David Brown (Class of 1962) to preserve and maintain data from the original site which had become cumbersome to maintain due to changes in technology. New entries have been added to the new site since that time, including obituaries.

The decision was made to move obituaries to Find-A-Grave beginning in 2022, with memorials initially based on class year.

22-Jan-2022: Current administrator of the site and this profile is David Brown (dbrown3130 / 48124539)

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