Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Early Grapeview schools

Part 2

 

September 15, 2022

Courtesy of Mason County Historical Museum

The Detroit school in 1918.

When Fred Curl gave up on transporting children to the Detroit school, the school board bought a secondhand Model T Ford and one of the teachers took on the additional job of driving. There was a steep hill about a half mile from the school and often the car with its load couldn't make it. The teacher would send the girls ahead on foot and direct the boys to push. Sometimes she would tell all the children to walk to school while she waited for the engine to cool a bit.

A few years later, Charlie Baird bought a Chevy truck and built a closed bed with seats on it. To keep the children warm, h...



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