Take a look at this gem from 1912. At a century old, this yearbook cover is definitely a blast from the past. So, what was happening in 1912 when this book was printed? Here is a list of some interesting events during that year:

  • New Mexico was the 47th state admitted to the Union
  • The USA occupied Nicaragua to ensure the Nicaragua Canal was constructed by America
  • Arizona was the 48th state admitted to the Union
  • Girl Scouts were founded
  • The Titanic sinks after hitting an iceberg
  • Arthur Rose Eldred becomes the first Eagle Scout
  • William Taft was the President of the USA
  • A unique, 4- way presidential election occurred with Theodore Roosevelt creating his own party (Progressive Party) and Woodrow Wilson winning the election.

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Written by: Marisa Linton

Photo by: Ashley Howerton

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