Central School Forest Grove


Central School Forest Grove


A large wood building with a steeple above the main entrance. Children are present in the side yard along with a few adults. There is a board sidewalk on each side of the street and the street is dirt and very rough. This was the first Central School. The land was purchased in 1876 and school started in 1895. The school was torn down and the new brick Central School was built in its place.
[b-side] [ink] Miss Lora Foster, The Dalles Ore. Postmarked Forest Grove Oct 20, 1908 with a one cent stamp. Dear Miss Foster, Congratulations to you. I noticed by the paper you have received your diploma. Getting along fine here We all like the Prin. We have a piano and are getting new maps globes ect. Which was needed very much. Alma or Paul have not entered yet. The school is crowded, won’t be room for many more. Hope you like your new position. Please send me a postal of your school. Elizabeth Swanson Have 48 in my grade. Hope you can read this, if not send for the ???. This was written several weeks ago but forgot to post it. [c-side] [ink] Miss Annie Ingers? Oregon City Oregon Postmarked Forest Grove May 3, 1909 with a one cent stamp. Dear Annie I was glad to get your card, and to hear you were all well. I am serving here and Amy is still in college. ?? ?? warm, dry and dusty here. Tell everyone I have not forgotten them at all – am very busy M. I. V. [d-side] [ink] Oscar Fenton 744 Vaughn St. Portland Oregon. Postmarked Forest Grove Mar 13 1910 with a one cent stamp [pencil] Wash. with a circle around it [ink] Dear Oscar. I arrived fine & dandy. The picture is the school I go to. I have Miss Chalmer’s sister for a teacher. My room is in the second story right under the star. I was up to my teachers house when Miss Chalmers telephoned Thursday night. Have you sold my book yet? How about your airoplanes? Did you win a price? If you sold my book send the money to me. You can keep ’15 of the money for commission. Tell Sam & Arthur R. that they owe me some postals cause I wrote to them. I will write soon. You write soon my address is just Forest Grove, Oregon Arthur M. [e-side] [ink] Mrs Chr McElroy Salem, Oreg Postmarked Forest Grove Sep 7 19?? With a one cent stamp Dear Daughter Im sending your skirt to day hope you get it all right it don’t look like I would get to the fare this yere so have a good time for me i hope Helen is rid of her cold by this time By Mother Do you hear from Mandi I havent

Date Created

circa 1904


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