The guys who took Ag back in the 1915 weren’t just good at raising animals, they were also pretty good at raising barns. This barn was built and designed by the students. It stood North of today’s football field.
In the second photo, these students tested the cattle for Tuberculosis. (Which is a rare disease today.)
The Ag department also had poultry raising pens in the same spot.
The smells at school must have been a little different than the ones today.
Photos courtesy of the Haynes family.
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My Dad, Alfred Breuer, is mislabeled Alfred Brener in the top picture. He’s also in the poultry pen photo. He was 15 years old in 1915 and looks just look my brother Robert did in the 40’s – especially that sweet smile while nonchalantly holding a leghorn. Precious memories – thank you.
Thank you for the comment. I’ll make the change right now! Glad it brought back memories. 🙂
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Sorry. I started to post an article about L. Fairbairn from the Washington Standard, Olympia, WA, when I hit the wrong button. It is as follows:
FAIRBAIRN STARTS COW TESTING WORK
Graduate of Famous Eatonville High School Hird by County Associations
Regular work in testing cows for tuberculosis for the combined associations of Grays Harbor and Thurston counties began today in Grays Harbor when L.D. Fairbairn went to work under the direction of Robert Cowan, agriculturist for Grays Harbor county. Mr. Cowan was a cow tester before taking up work as county agent and he will get Mr. Fairbairn started right in the place of F.W. Kehrlie, the dairy specialist, who is incapacitated by illness. Mr. Fairbairn is a graduate of the Eatonville high school where he studied under the direction of D.W. Lyons (note article says “D.W.” rather than “B.W.”) who made a national reputation by his work in vocational and agricultural training at the Eatonville school. Mr. Fairbairn has completed three years’ work at the state college and he is a young man who has the farmer’s viewpoint since he was brought up on a farm.
The herd owners and the number of cows in each herd to be tested in Thurston county are as follows: T.A. Rutledge, 19; O.E. Ferguson, 16; Cloverfields Farm, 36; A.H. Kaiser, 15; Fred Krahne, 8; C.C. Aspinwell, 20; C.E. Starr, 8; R.J. Kegley, 16; Lee Kegley, 16; F. Capen, 15; E.H. Vancil, 9; D.R. Hughes, 8; Albert Gehrke, 19; L.F. Davis, 10; G.B. Churchill, 10; W.F. Churchill, 6; John Barnes, 14; John O’Connor, 14; A.E. Lundeen, 12; R.H. Aimer, 4; E.E. McPherson, 20.
The Fairbairn article was found at Chronicling America online. The date of the Washington Standard article was May 6, 1921, on page 2.
On pictures above, Frank HEBEL and Herman HEBEL should be Frank and Herman HEKEL.