Monthly Archives: July 2012
Here is an excerpt from the diary my great-aunt Aida Austin wrote in 1942, the year she turned 81. Aida and her brother Lon lived next door to each other on the old Austin homestead. The houses faced Proctor Road. … Continue reading
As you might imagine, running a boarding house was a considerable amount of hard work, including in 1906, getting water from the well. Just like many other boarding house owners, Mort Austin also farmed. In 1906 Mort and Jennie Austin’s … Continue reading
Mort and Jennie Austin bought the Collins’ place on 9 acres of land for $300 from Emma Kelso Collins, wife of Tom K. Collins, in April 1905. The former Collins’ home (which was on Collins Road) became Mort and Jennie’s … Continue reading
This is a fun photo in my mom’s collection. I think this was taken at Coney Island in maybe the 1930s. In back row: Bud Smith, Bill Warden at the wheel, Charles Geissler, Ian Warden?, Art Austin; front left: Royden … Continue reading
There are more students in the photo than are identified in the yearbook.
What was once Abel Myers Orchard Terrace boarding house, became the school in Eldred in 1925. From 1925 to 1926 there were 116 students, 5 faculty. Two years of high school and two high school classes were available. The old … Continue reading