Did You Know… who the Perry Roosevelt Roughriders were? If you attended grade school at Roosevelt, on West Willis Avenue, you may remember.


That School’s sports team was the Roughriders. Due to my family moving around Perry, I attended Lincoln, Webster and Roosevelt.


Who you were in Perry as a kid, was determined by what school you went to. Your school had not so kind names for the other Perry schools. With “stinking Lincoln”, ‘webby Webster” or “rotten Roosevelt” you staked your place in Perry’s kid ranking.


Hitting junior high I remember groups of students bunching together with their classmates from grade school that first week. This passed very quickly, as we all became just Perry Junior High students.


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Did You Know… where this business was located?