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Title Mary Coulton Lucas
Collection Oral History Collection
Object Name Transcript
Date 1973/09/14
Year Range from 1973
Year Range to 1973
Narrator's name Lucas, Mary Colton
Interviewer Unknown
Description 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).
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Subjects Children
Christmas
Dance
Education
Houses
Logging
Logging Camp
Lumber Mill
Military
Pageants
Photographs
Railroad
Schools
Social and Personal Activity
Students
Teaching
Teaching in Issaquah
Train
Travel
Upper Squak School
World War I
People Bogdan, Martin
Bogdan, Mary
Colton, William
Gleason, Leo
Greenfield, Boyd
Lucas, Mary Colton
Nelson, Mrs. ?
Neukirchen, Leona
Ogden, Mr. ?
Provits, Margie
Stidl, Mrs. ?
Catalog Number 88.001.007t
Transcriptionist Miller, Penny