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Eerie Chalkboard Drawings From Almost 100 Years Ago Were Discovered Unscathed

This school's history is no longer a mystery.

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Workers stumbled on to a vintage surprise last week at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City.

Counting down until Christmas 1917. Drawings nearly 100 years old found during MAPS construction.

While removing chalkboards to make way for new whiteboards, they found handwritten lesson plans datingback to 1917.

Check out the date on this blackboard!! It's been hidden for almost 100 years! #OKCPS

The writings were found in four separate classrooms, which took Emerson Principal Sherry Kishore aback. She remarked at the quality of the penmanship: "Some of the handwriting is beautiful," she told the the Oklahoman.

You find a lesson on pilgrims in every classroom. There was #aligned curriculum in #1917.

Some show mathematical methods that had been lost to time. “I have never seen that technique in my life,” Kishore said of the multiplication circle.

All four of the classrooms also had lessons on the pilgrims.

Stuck in time. Drawings from 1917 uncovered during MAPS renovations at #Emerson

Kishore speculated that some of the drawings appear to be from students as well.

Incredible historical discoveries found inside Emerson High School during renovations!! #OKCPS

"Their names are here; I don't know whether they were students in charge that day that got to do the special chores, or if they were the ones that had a little extra to do because they were acting up." she said.

The school is now working on figuring out a way to preserve these lessons, according to the Oklahoman.

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