Camden on the Ouachita
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Camden High School, Camden, Arkansas
I'm heading for Camden on the Ouachita (pronounced Wash-ah-taw) tomorrow for my 45th high school reunion. I graduated from Camden High School in 1964 with about 100 other eager young people.
Back in the day we had two school districts in a relatively small town of about 14,000. The other high school was Fairview High School, and we were bitter rivals. Fairview was in the area of town dominated by an International Paper Company mill, and although the whole town often had an unpleasant odor about it, Fairview smelled worse than the rest of Camden.
Sadly there is no more paper mill and there is no more Camden High School. A number of years ago, the Camden School District was absorbed by the Fairview School District, and the high school is now called Camden Fairview High School.
But there are still proud graduates of CHS, and I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of them Friday night. After the reunion, I'm sure I'll have more to say and pictures to share.