Composite photos of students from the 1940s and 50s.

Wilson High School was founded in 1887 and for decades graduated its seniors and kept its Dragons sports teams on the field and in the gym while other high schools in its consolidated district – Lorraine, Holyrood and Bushton – were shuttered. Despite an energetic community effort to help the school survive, the buses no longer drop students to attend Wilson High. Instead, former students being dropped off by a neighboring district return to a parking lot there with a forlorn collection of vacant, decorated parking spots. Credit: Photos by Jeff Tuttle