Tullahoma Boarding Schools in 1960's ...
betty

United States

#22 Oct 3, 2012
patricia fleming wrote:
I was there,and was treated very well. I lived in McAllister under Mrs Cox and I graduated through the kitchen. I also worked in the Laundry room. Email me if you were there,maybe we can share stories. [email protected]
I was there
tammy cox

Knoxville, TN

#23 Oct 4, 2012
i remeber when i first got there i was very scared i can remember my house parent mama vaugn she was realy sweet it was like a teen age girls prison...
june

United States

#24 Oct 29, 2012
Hi, I was there also in the 60's I learned alot when I was there. I went through the Kitchen and the Laundry Ms. Garland was head of the school.I wrote a lot of songs in that place but lost most of them through the yrs.I had Ms. Lambert for my teacher she was nice I stayed in the Rye bldg. I'm still looking for the book that was writen about the girls and the school. I was called "From where to here". and yes the sinks were small and low at night you could hear the rats in the walls and other scary stuff!!! That placed once held the Yankee P.O.W.
Terrie

Winter Park, FL

#25 Dec 5, 2012
I was there in 1971-1972 for 8 months..sentenced to 6 but got in some trouble...it was a learning experience and a place that I should not have been sent. I was a runaway and this place was full of folks that had committed crimes from arson, theft to murder...but on the other hand it was a good learning experience that has come in handy in my life. It taught me things about the world that i would have never known being from a small TN town and when i got out and ran away again my knowledge learned from other girls helped me not to get involved with drugs and alcohol and the wrong people. i was in the cosmetology Dept and over all it was not a bad experience. Even solitare for not ratting on girls fighting it was lonely but not that bad. the worse part was the first few days locked in my room and not being allowed any contact. Not a place i would want my kids or grandkids to have to experience though.
betty

Tucker, GA

#26 Dec 31, 2012
betty wrote:
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I was there
So good to here from someone who was there
betty

Tucker, GA

#27 Dec 31, 2012
tammy cox wrote:
i remeber when i first got there i was very scared i can remember my house parent mama vaugn she was realy sweet it was like a teen age girls prison...
Her I know. So happy to here from you
betty

Tucker, GA

#28 Dec 31, 2012
Terrie wrote:
I was there in 1971-1972 for 8 months..sentenced to 6 but got in some trouble...it was a learning experience and a place that I should not have been sent. I was a runaway and this place was full of folks that had committed crimes from arson, theft to murder...but on the other hand it was a good learning experience that has come in handy in my life. It taught me things about the world that i would have never known being from a small TN town and when i got out and ran away again my knowledge learned from other girls helped me not to get involved with drugs and alcohol and the wrong people. i was in the cosmetology Dept and over all it was not a bad experience. Even solitare for not ratting on girls fighting it was lonely but not that bad. the worse part was the first few days locked in my room and not being allowed any contact. Not a place i would want my kids or grandkids to have to experience though.
So happy to take to people that was there you are the 4 person
betty

Tucker, GA

#29 Dec 31, 2012
All of you that was there. In tullahoma from
1964-1969 do you remember the p.e.teacher's
Name /////// that is how long I was there
I would love to see how each one of you have done with your life. After teenage. Prison
betty

Tucker, GA

#30 Dec 31, 2012
Information Needed wrote:
If anyone knows, what were the names of the boarding (reform) schools in Tullahoma in the late 1960's for troubled teens?
Any help is appreciated.
Were you there?
betty

Tucker, GA

#31 Dec 31, 2012
pretzl wrote:
In the 1960's the Tennessee Vocational School for Girls was the place. The school was actually located in Franklin County, Tennessee but is only a mile or so south of Tullahoma. I would think your best avenue is to check the Tennessee State Library and Archives, http://www.tn.gov/tsla if they do not have the records try the Tennessee Department of Correction. The former girls school is currently a training facility for the The Tennessee Correction Academy but it looks the same.
Photo's:
http://www.tn.gov/correction/tca/tca-photos.h...
Were you there or do you have info that can help more
betty

Tucker, GA

#32 Dec 31, 2012
Please E-mail me if you were in t.v.s. in 1963-1969
[email protected]
betty

Tucker, GA

#33 Dec 31, 2012
June Joyner wrote:
correction on that title it was "Where from here">I would love to get a copy of it. I did learn alot when I was there good, bad, and indiferant!!!
What year was the book I was there 1963-1969
Had no home didn't. Really do anything
betty

Tucker, GA

#34 Dec 31, 2012
I was living valatine in1965 for Cooper cottage

I was on the gate key when the first black girls came from hyman street school in Nashville

I had a older sister thar was there

Do you remember me (My name)?

Let me know would love to talk about old days

Since: Jan 13

Tucker, GA

#35 Feb 1, 2013
In 1963 till 1968 there was 2 girls their names was brown
If anybody remembers anything about about the place would you let me know what you remember and who you are

Since: Jan 13

Tucker, GA

#36 Feb 1, 2013
Information Needed wrote:
If anyone knows, what were the names of the boarding (reform) schools in Tullahoma in the late 1960's for troubled teens?
Any help is appreciated.
Tennessee vocational school for girls
I was there in 1964 my last name is brown
Was you there

Since: Jan 13

Tucker, GA

#37 Feb 1, 2013
If you were in tullahoma. School for girls what year and what is your name or what do you remember about the place
Who was the P.E. TEACHER IN 1963-1968 ?

Since: Jan 13

Tucker, GA

#38 Feb 1, 2013
I was in Tullahoma school for girls
1964-1968 in all cottages
I would love to hear any stories that you remembe add the year
[email protected]
eunice

Gallatin, TN

#39 Feb 12, 2013
email me AT [email protected] i was there in 64
Emaline

Berryville, AR

#40 May 24, 2013
I was there about 1957-1959, I had no problems while i was there. I worked in the store room,sang in the choir,learned to use a sewing machine and even learned to swim different strokes. I could have been on the street and been in a lot of trouble probably, i do not regret my time there, and have fond memories of the school.I have some pictures of the girls that were there, if you were there then, e- mail me. [email protected] I don't understand all the bad things that i am reading about the school, i never saw it when i was there.
Emaline

United States

#41 May 25, 2013
Pat, i tried to contact you at your e-mail it came back stating you did not have an yahoo address maybe i made the mistake, contact me at my e-mail link Emaline

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