Thursday, September 10, 2009

History Hidden In The Shed

Interior Preston School
Courtesy of the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society

This is an interior photograph of the Preston School, Preston, Washington. I am researching and collecting photographs of my small town to produce a town history.

The Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society holds this photograph of the children hard at work in class. The photograph is important to me, as tucked away in a shed on my property I have found two desks similar to those in the photograph. I am hoping to determine through my research that they are from the original schoolhouse. That old schoolhouse has since gone to the grass.

I own another photograph of the students standing in front of the school. One of those little girls still lives on this street, the street where the school stood. She is now in her eighties. I hope to interview her and compile her stories.

As my work progresses, I will share my information with you.

Sources:

Interior Preston School. Anonymous. Preston. Digital. Unknown. Privately held by the footnoteMaven, Preston, WA. 2009.

Submission:

Smile For The Camera - School Days

3 Comments:

Blogger Family Curator said...

I can't wait for this story. We have two old school desks, too. You remind me to ask Mom if she knows where they came from. They've alwasys made rather nice little tables, but my sister and I loved "playing school" with them when we were little girls.

September 12, 2009 at 8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a picture of the one room school house in Lakefield Minnesota where my grandfather and his siblings went to school in 1904.

September 14, 2009 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Brett Payne said...

That's a tremendously evocative photo. Thanks for sharing it, fM. Regards, Brett

September 25, 2009 at 4:13 AM  

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