Con. 8 Classes in 1923-24
Pictures or any other information before 1930 are scarce.
In early editions of this web page, I had a single picture of a Con.
8 class in the 1920's courtesy of the family of Carl and Ruby Heien.
Ruby had the
was the teacher
of the class. On the basis of indirect evidence, I had decided it
was from the 1922-1923 school year. From the ages of the children
(none of whom are identified) and information about the structure of the
school in the era, I had judged the class to be the third, fourth,
and fifth of that year. Jim and Nina Bauman have supplied three
more pictures from that decade. One of these is labled "7&8th
grades,1924" and I assume to be from the end of the 1923 -1924 school
year. It is possible to see that the Heien picture and that Bock
picture were both taken on the same day as well as the same place.
Both show the windows on the north side of the building and the same
windows are opened or closed to exactly the same degree. So
the picture with Ruby Heien is no doubt from the 1923-24 school year,
and I think it may be just grades 5 and 6.
Fourth ?, Fifth, and
Sixth Grades in 1923-24
--Ruby (Burton) Heien,Teacher, standing 7th from the left
Seventh and Eighth Grade 1923-24---Mrs. Bozman, Teacher
The annotations date this picture as well as the
one with Ruby Heien
and supply the name of another teacher for the 1923-24 school year, Mrs.
Bozman standing in the center of the back row.. Also those annotations
give tenative identifications of Charlie Bock's daughters Lillian and Daisy.