Rural School in Kittitas Valley.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs



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Citation

Unknown., “Rural School in Kittitas Valley.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed July 31, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8481.

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Title

Rural School in Kittitas Valley.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs

Subject

Kittitas County (Wash.) -- Buildings, Historic; Historic buildings -- Washington (State) -- Kittitas County; School buildings -- Washington (State) -- Kittitas Co.

Description

A serious group of students stand next to one of the many rural schoolhouses in the Kittitas Valley during the late 1890s. A student posed with the female teacher on the left along with two mothers and a father. The large wooden structure provided space for two classrooms, an entry way and a coat room. The building was heated by a wood or coal burning stove. The bell tower and flag pole can be seen atop the school. A small wooden "outhouse" behind the school was a necessary facility. The rural schoolhouses also provided a meeting place for rural farmers and their families.

Creator

Unknown.

Source

Ellensburg Public Library

Publisher

Ellensburg Public Library

Date

ca. 1897.

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be requested from the director of the Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection. Please contact at 209 N. Ruby St.. Ellensburg, WA 98926, (509) 962-7252.

Type

8 3/4" x 9 1/2" b/w glossy reproduction of original photograph.

Identifier

BLD-101