Historic Hood River
Mountain View School
I forgot to post a “back to school” image last week. This is the “Mountain View School” which was located in Wyeth. It has extensive but confusing notes on the reverse. We know Vera Olin was the teacher, and I believe the notes indicate she taught her in the 1911-12 and 1912-13 school years. She also taught two years in Cascade Locks. Claude and Phoebe Gorton are on the left side of the teacher. Also present are Ella Morgan, Iva Gray, Wilma Gray, Rita Lund, Laurence Morgan, Billy Pestle, Ella Morgan (again?) and Lew Morgan. Billy Pestle is identified as the father of the superintendent of the Tie mill in Wyeth, and Rita Lund as the mother of the the Troutdale RR operator. Another note indicates, “This was taken about the 3rd term.”
The only newspaper reference I see to the Mountain View School is a May 1916 article describing a meeting at the school for the purpose of identifying a site for the new school. I am not sure if this is the old school or the new one.
There is an interesting detail to the left side of the door. It looks like a wooden brace has been added to keep the door from smacking into the school building. Anyone who lives in this area can appreciate the need to secure loose doors against the wind.