Goodyear Elementary School, 1930, Rockmart

This elementary school, built by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company soon after they opened a factory in Rockmart, is typical of other schools of the era. It is no longer in use. The Rockmart plant of Goodyear Tire & Rubber was responsible, for many years, for the production of the giant balloons used each year in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

2 thoughts on “Goodyear Elementary School, 1930, Rockmart

  1. Gail Grant Carter

    I lived in Rockmart, GA in the early 1950s and remembered walking from the elementary school to a football field to watch a giant balloon being walked from one end of the field to the other. Don’t think I knew at the time that there was even a Macy’s Christmas parade or that Goodyear made the balloons. I lived in the Campbell house near the Baptist Church. Was not allowed to play in the brick yard behind the house. Would have been in the 5th or 6th grade. Fond memories of Rockmart and swimming in the river before going to the little swimming pool.

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