School Days – 1940s

Mrs. Fuller's 3rd grade class, April 1944
Miss Fuller's 3rd grade class, April 1944

This week is the first week of classes for Eatonville students. I thought it might be a good time to show some of the cherry students headed back to school 70 years ago.

Photos courtesy of the Taylor family.

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Miss Douglas's 4th and 5th grade class, 1945
Miss Douglas's 4th and 5th grade class, 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Velma Kjelstad's 6th grade class, 1947-8
Mrs. Velma Kjelstad's 6th grade class, 1947-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. B. Bailey's 2&4 class, 1946
Mrs. B. Bailey's 2&4 class, 1946

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Stinnette's 1946'7 5th grade class
Miss Stinnette's 1946'7 5th grade class

5 thoughts on “School Days – 1940s”

  1. I guess I am old fashioned, I liked it back in these days when girls wore dresses, and boys wore pants. And the boys pants were worn at the waist, and not half way down to their knees. I know every generation has their own style, I have to admit, I wore hip-hugger bell-bottoms, and paisley shirts, and had hair down to my shoulders back in the day. I guess the 40’s and 5o’s style makes me think that it was a simpler time, but I’m sure they had their troubles also. Great group of school pics, Diane…Thanks

    1. Diane Purdy Arnold

      David, If my dad is right, you had a brother, Jim? He (Neal Purdy) and your Dad worked together at Clay City when your family was living there. Apparently you would play with his brothers Don and Billy as his Dad Ivan Purdy also worked there. He was telling me how your lives intertwined over the years and wanted me to tell you hello…..

      1. Diane, I’ve been trying ti collect information on Clay City. Would you or someone you know be willing to talk to me? Thanks!

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