The picture reads Alder High 1917, so this may be the entire high school.
In 1909 a four-room school house was built in Alder. In 1913 they added a gymnasium.
From left to right are: Bill Marek, Ruth Swanson (teacher), Curtis Hedborg, Grace Parks, Elizabeth Hotes, Margret Hotes and Einar Carlson.
Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.
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2 responses to “Alder High, 1917”
correct name is Bill Marek. They were 1890s homesteaders on the Alder-mashell road,family is still in the Tacoma area.
Thank you. I’ll make the change now.