This Day In History: 1936-01-16
Board President John Y. Dator wielded a handsome chromium-plated shovel to mark the beginning of construction of the new Ramsey High School on East Main St. Work had been held up until word was received two days earlier that the WPA authorities at Newark had approved the project. Rain on the 15th postponed the informal ground breaking ceremonies one day. Faculty members and students from the fifth grade up attended as well as Borough officials, the Boy Scouts the High School Band, the Board of Education local clergy and businessmen, the American Legion and the Fire Department. The new building was expected to take a year to complete.