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