|Title||Mary Coulton Lucas|
|Collection||Oral History Collection|
|Year Range from||1973|
|Year Range to||1973|
|Narrator's name||Lucas, Mary Colton|
Transcript of Mary Colton Lucas oral history as interviewed by an unknown interviewer on September 14, 1973.
Mary Colton Lucas, interviewed by an unknown interviewer, 09/14/1973. Mary Colton Lucas discusses her trip to Issaquah, her first year as a school teacher, and a few pictures of the mill site.
In this interview with Mary Colton Lucas recorded on September 14. 1973, Mary Colton Lucas describes:
Pages 1-3: How she arrived in Issaquah, her first home, and the first day of school;
Page 4: Songs she sung with the students, and the night her boyfriend left for World War I;
Page 5: Asafetida, her students, and how she moved to a farmhouse closer to the school;
Page 6: How she had to move again, this time to a log cabin;
Page 7: How she moved again into the home of her brother's friend and his wife, her salary as a teacher, and the Christmas program;
Page 8: The night she never made it to the dance hall, how she doubted her skills as a teacher, and how she punished a student for throwing a rock;
Pages 9-10: How she discovered a meeting and a petition to have her fired;
Page 11: How she anxiously awaited the mail, and the Grizzly Bear dance hall;
Page 12: Winter snow, and wood stoves;
Page 13: How there were no wild animals near the schoolhouse, and her school bell;
Pages 14-15: Flumes;
Pages 16-17: A photograph of the mill site with bunkhouses and a blacksmith;
Pages 18-19: A photograph of the mill site and her brother;
Page 20: Her home years later, and the separation from her husband;
Pages 21-22: Travel - train, street car, and a large car (bus).
Social and Personal Activity
Teaching in Issaquah
Upper Squak School
World War I
Lucas, Mary Colton
Nelson, Mrs. ?
Ogden, Mr. ?
Stidl, Mrs. ?