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H. Enzo 'Professor' Loop

In 1909, H. Enzo Loop, age 28, somewhat reluctantly traveled by steamship from Tacoma to Shelton at the recommendation of his mentor, Mr. Layhue, the deputy state superintendent of schools, to be interviewed for the position of superintendent of Shelton Schools. Loop had a Teacher's Elementary School certificate, after studying for a year at Whatcom Normal School, and had taught for one year at Eastsound School in San Juan County.

In the waters near Olympia, Loop transferred to the boat going on to Shelton by walking a plank from one boat to the other. "Eli Robinson met me at the Shelton Hotel...


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