‘PHS 100’ honors century of Parkersburg High School

“PHS 100” by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel is now on sale and available several ways. The book can be pre-ordered online at newsandsentinel.com, by an order form in the daily newspaper or in-person at the newspaper office at 519 Juliana St. Save $5 by ordering before Dec. 1.

CLick here to order your copyPARKERSBURG — Whose pants are buried under Parkersburg High School?

Who named the Big Reds?

How old is that sycamore tree in the horseshoe?

These and other questions are answered in “PHS 100,” the centennial history of Parkersburg High School written and compiled in prose and photo by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

Orders are being accepted now for “PHS 100.”

Order forms will be available in today’s newspaper for written orders. Orders also will be accepted at newsandsentinel.com, the website of The News and Sentinel, and clicking on the ordering links or from The News and Sentinel’s Facebook page.

Pre-orders save $5 on the cost. Before Dec. 1, cost is $29.99, plus tax, if picked up at The News and Sentinel at 519 Juliana St. The cost is $34.99, plus tax, for books to be shipped.

After Dec. 1, the cost is $34.99, plus tax, for books picked up at the newspaper office and $39.99, plus tax, if shipped.

Send payment to: PHS 100 book, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, 519 Juliana St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

The 128-page book contains hundreds of photos, a history about the school, recollections from alumni and briefs about some of the notable graduates of the school.

“PHS 100” has been in production for more than seven months. Research included scouring old newspapers and yearbooks, many more than 100 years old, and other documentation and artifacts supplied by readers.

Familiar names are in the book, like Edwin L.D. Dils, Buddy James and Dwight Conner, along with people who aren’t quite so familiar, like Winifred M. Simpson Meadows, Arthur H. Sweeney and Charles Frederic Beorn. Each made their mark after graduation.

“PHS 100” has early pictures of the school and additions including Stadium Field, the Field House and the wings, and numerous photos of people and events from The Parhischan, the school yearbook, with emphasis on people.

“We are proud of this book and hope Big Reds and history buffs everywhere will find it informative and a journey down memory lane,” said Jim Spanner, publisher of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel.