Lincoln Memorial University

Though my father, HernĂ¡n H. Contreras was from south Texas he attended and earned his High School Diploma from Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in Harrogate, Tennessee. The reason his father, Abundio Contreras gave for sending his son so far away were that there was no accredited high school in South Texas and he didn't like the company his son was keeping. So in 1915 at the age of 14, HernĂ¡n went by train to Harrogate, Tennessee. These are pictures of that sojourn