Historic Hood River
Primary Room, Spring of 1911
A family member asked me about this image of the primary school children at Oak Grove (Crapper) School from 1911. The reverse of the image has my second favorite form of documentation: non-contemporaneous notes by a subject. In this case, we have a note from Martha Struck Brumquist which says, “Oak Grove School, then called Crapper School. I taught there Sept 1909 until spring of 1911, then started to college.” The message is written in red ink, which proves she was a teacher!
Of course even better would be if she had written the message in 1911, listing all the children present. We’re told there are several Annalas and Hukaris in the image, so I am hoping by posting it here we’ll get some IDs from descendants of some of these kids.