Pictured above is the old Business Building at Itawamba Junior College and Agricultural High School taken during the Spring of 1959. It was the year Alaska was admitted as the 49th state, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill allowing for Hawaiian statehood. It was also the year Darby O'Gill and the Little People, a film based on H.T. Kavanagh's short stories, was released in the U.S. by Walt Disney and The Twilight Zone premiered on CBS. Such musical hits as Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price, The Battle of New Orleans by Johnny Horton and Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin played on the jukebox in the school’s rec hall. The old two-story brick building was built during the early 1920’s as a classroom building for Itawamba Agricultural High School.