National defense training begins even at home. The course, one of the three offered in Augusta County schools, was a national defense project in metal work, including acetylene welding, pipe fitting, and hot and cold metal work.
The class which met for eight weeks, fifteen hours per week, was taught by Millard Springer of the Wayne Manufacturing Corporation of Waynesboro, under the supervision of John S. Hill, Agricultural Instructor, in whose shop the class was held.
During the class periods showers for the school were installed and playground equipment was assembled and set up.

Hersie WilsonHall HangerMarvin MahlerAllen Koontz
Robert Hartman     Leroy Almarode Bill Bradley     Frank Kesterson
Bill Harper     John Hill    Charles Hall    Maynard Hockman
Haskell Coyner      Arthur Cash      Lewis Harper   Harry Campbell
Don Forbes    Billy BrownMilford Hartman
Early Pictures of Stuart Draft
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The following have provided the pictures below - Gene Kane, Pat & Jay Weaver
Randall Kiser, Tinker Kiser, Jack Blacka Steve Tillman Larry Cohron and Randal Almarode
Almarode's Esso Pickup - 1960'sAlmarode's ExxonAlmarode's Camper Sales Stuarts Draft Baptist ChurchSheShenandoah AcresSteam Engine on Passenger Train (N & W)Herbaugh Store - On Wayne Ave.Herbaugh StoreFire - Corner of Main & Wayne
1930'sFire - Wayne Ave. 1930'sStuarts Draft Golf Association
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1941 Defense Training Class
Held at Stuarts Draft High School
Agriculture Building
Stuarts Draft, Virginia
The "HUB" of Augusta County
Located in the Beautiful
Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
Movie Clip of Stuarts Draft (Circa 1950's). 8mm movies converted to VHS then DVD. Comments by John A. Brown