Sachs Hill in Elbe (ca. 1915)

Mr. and Mrs. Sachs
Mr. and Mrs. Sachs on Sax Hill

It’s the first of May, the flowers are out of the ground and this picture of Sachs Hill in Elbe seems wildly appropriate.

The picture reads “Lloyd and Serena B. Sachs”, but I notice there is a second man in the flower bed. Lloyd is her son, and probably the young man by the car. If her husband, Adam, was anything like my husband, who can sometimes be talked into helping in the flower beds, maybe that’s him.

Earlier in life Serena (Marshall) Sachs taught school in the Seattle area. During summer vacations she would teach in school districts out in the rural areas. One of those schools was Pleasant Valley. She took a homestead there along with her brother Charles Edward Marshall — also a teacher.

It was Serena who talked Adam Sachs into coming out to the area. He came out, married Miss Marshall and become the owner of Elbe Cash store. (info per History of Southeastern Pierce County.)

Photo courtesy of the Historical Society and Pat Van Eaton.

Click on image to enlarge.



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