In the fall of 1941 the students at Fairmont High School wanted to publish a yearbook for the 1941-42 school year. Plans were made, a yearbook staff was selected and the process began in late September. On December 7 everything changed. For a time it looked doubtful whether the yearbook could even be printed due to rationing. The Printograph Company of Kansas City, Missouri, the yearbook publisher, came up with an ingeneous solution which saved their business for the school year. They decided to print on upscale newsprint, which salvaged all their clients' yearbooks for 1942.
What follows is the 60-page yearbook. There are many people familiar to all Fairmont natives in this book and many of whom spent their entire lives lives here. This book was loaned to me by Earl Miller whose mom, Sarah Nye Miller, was a junior during this school year. Relax and enjoy the 1941-42 Golden Leaf.