De Leon Girls Basketball ca: 1914
A very early De Leon High School girls basketball team probably around 1914-1915. The date is based on the birth date of Mittie Bryant, the girl on the far right. She was born in February 1900 and appears to be around 13 or 14 whereas the girls laying on the floor appear to be a couple of years older.
The letters “J.U.G.” are painted on the basketball. It has been said the letters stand for “Just Us Girls” but there is nothing to confirm that meaning. The gym consisted of two basketball goals on the grounds of the school (go to 1902 school photo).