Hampton Academy & Winnacunnet High School Alumni Association
65th Anniversary, Historic Souvenir Booklet, 1972

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Etta Colby Blake ’97 Memorial Dedicated
On Meeting House Green On October 18, 1971

Left to right in the photo above: Gertrude (Blake) Sherburne ’23, C. Hazel (Brown) Coffin ’19 and Mrs. Dorothy B. Tobey.

[Four photographs above:] Dedication of memorial to Etta Colby Blake ’97 (1881-1871). Valedictorian of her Academy Class who taught for 15 years at the North Primary District School, Hampton. On October 18, 1971, some of Miss Blake’s “Blakeville School” pupils dedicated a flag (she always began the school day with the flag salute) and framed photos and mementos to her memory. The Etta Colby Blake Niche is in the one-room district schoolhouse (formerly at the rear of 893 Lafayette Road) on the Green near Tuck Memorial Field.