Archive for May 23rd, 2018

Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, May 23, 1940

Superior Court Judge Donald A. McDonald will be the main speaker and Attorney Anne Marie Olson, will be mistress of ceremonies at exercises dedicating a monument on the site of the first school in the Maple Valley District Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Highline Church, between Maple Valley and Hobart.

The monument will have a niche in which pioneers of the area are urged to deposit relics pertaining to the school’s early days. The school was erected in 1881, and served the region for years.

The marker will be unveiled by one of the school’s first teachers, Mrs. Mary B. McManus of Zenith, who taught pupils of Maple Valley during the term of 1882-1883. The project is under the sponsorship of the Maple Valley Pioneers’ Association.

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, May 23, 1924

School days for this year are almost over, which may account for the happy expressions in the above group. At the same time, the photographer intercepted these Newcastle youngsters on the way home after a day in the school room, and perhaps they’re thinking of a cookie jar or something good to eat out of mother’s kitchen when they get home.

The Bulletin photographer was able to identify the following in the order named: George Dunbar, Helen Bergin, Harry Berg, Muriel Morgan, Mary Jones, Verna Howson, George Clay, and Billy Dunbar. (more…)

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