1920 – 1923 Lester Dent – La Plata High School


The 1920 Federal Census lists Bernard Dent and family living in Wilson Township. Lester Dent was fifteen years old

La Plata High School


La Plata High School – 1922; Lester Dent is mentioned in the Junior Class Prophecy but there is not picture of him in the yearbook.

Lester Dent is mentioned in the Junior Mirror.  

  • Noun – Lester
  • Pronoun – Dent
  • Verb – Short hand
  • Adjective – Idleness
  • Adverb – Dodson’s
  • Conjunction – Who?
  • Interject – If I was

La Plata High School – Junior Mirror


Science – One of the topics concerned a radio the physics class built and stationed at Lester Dent’s home.  
Source: La Plata Home Press (La Plata, Missouri) February 8, 1923

TRACK SQUAD – Track team assignments are listed.  Lester Dent was listed for the 880-yard run.  
Source: La Plata Home Press, April 19, 1923

La Plata Track – Spring 1923

CLASS OF 1923 – Lester Dent is listed in the Class of 1923 with 36 students graduating.
Source: La Plata Home Press (La Plata, Missouri)  May 3, 1923

26 IN GRADUATING CLASS OF ‘23 – Lester Dent is named as one of the graduates from La Plata High School.  

Source: La Plata Republican (La Plata, Missouri) May 11, 1923