Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Betty Vanderwielen

Tour looks back on 100 years of schooling in the Swan Valley

Part II of II


August 16, 2018

Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Teachers often used action songs to help students warm up their muscles and focus their attention. Here Darby Gleason, Aubrey Matthew and Seth Richardson add actions to "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain."

The first part of this two-part series reported on the individual one-room schoolhouses in the Swan Valley from 1918 to the present.

SWAN VALLEY - In addition to the self-guided tour of the old school buildings, Upper Swan Valley Historical Society held a finale program on the museum grounds. Sharon MacQuarrie, who had attended both the Smith Flats School and the Wineglass School, provided some insights into the role of the schools in the culture of the Swan Valley and the unique value of the mixed-age-level education. She also enlisted the aid of eight Swan Valley School students who demon...

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