Class of 1898
Greenwood, WI High School
OLD GREENWOOD SCHOOL HOUSE ERECTED IN THE SUMMER OF 1881
Courtesy of the Greenwood, WI Public Library
This halftone shows the Greenwood High School to the southwest of town. The cut is made from a camera picture taken last spring by William Dawes, and is printed on the Greenwood High School Special Tablet, sold by the City Drug store. It is with courtesy of their manager, Alfred Kristiansen, that we are able to give Gleaner readers the view. Greenwood Gleaner, Sept. 13, 1901, pg. 1 (Transcribed by Janet Schwarze).
During the summer of 1881, a new building replaced "The Red School House." It was designed for a graded school and cost 7,000. One teacher was hired and as the population grew, more were added. In 1894 a high school department was organized with B. O. Dodge serving as principle. English, German and Agriculture were offered and in 1898, Eva Miller and Mabel Varney became the first graduates.
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Early Greenwood High School Classroom (circa 1895)
HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1898
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CLASS OF 1898
Back row L-R: Mabel VARNEY, Hugh MEEKS, Birdine ANDERSON, Eva MILLER,
Front row L-R: Philo MEAD, Gertie MILLER, Faye HUNT.
This picture (above) was taken on the occasion of a visit we made to the High School in Neillsville where we were entertained in the homes of class members. Mabel and Eva were the only ones taking the finals that year. The rest, with the exception of Philo Mead and Gertie Miller, were joined by Bride Miller, Sena Hanson, Margie Thompson, Alice Miller, Ross Miller and Mabel Rossman, to form the class of '99. If this number, Bride Miller and Gertie Miller and their cousin Ross Miller and Ferdinand Wollenberg are now deceased. Of the whereabouts of Birdine Anderson and Sena Hanson I have had no information for years....Our principal through 1896 on the 1901 or so, was Prof. B.O. DODGE, now professor of Botanical Research of the Bronx Gardens, New York City.
Faye Hunt Brown
Brewerton, New York
Alumni Notes from an early high school annual
Mabel Varney (Mrs. R. M. Lamount), Cheyene, WY; Eva Miller (Mrs. G. Farr), Skykomish, WA.
Alumni Notes from the 1910 Greenwood H. S. Annual (The Quiver)
Mrs. R. M. LaMont (Mabel Varney) lives in Fargo, N.D.
Eva Miller is teaching in Skykomish, Washington
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