School: Pine Valley--Silver Crest (1907)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Email: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

----Source: Clark Co. Press, Neillsville, 1982.

The Silver Crest School, located on Sydney Road in the Town of Pine Valley, was like most rural, one-room schools. Someone had the responsibility to pump the water from the well and bring it into the building, where it was poured in a heavy crock-type dispenser that seemed to sweat all the time. Heat was supplied while others had to clean the ashes.

The photo below was taken around 1907. The Silver Crest School later was destroyed by a tornado and was then rebuilt. The photo was loaned to the Press by Vera Shumway (now deceased) of Neillsville, who is one of the students in the picture.

In the photo are:

1) George Stelloh 2) Willie Gerht 3) Joe Cardarelli 4) Walter Christianson 5) Mike Christianson 6) Andrew Wightman 7) Louie Lloyd 8) a Yndogliato or Cardarelli 9) Robert Quinnel 10) A Yndogliatoor Cardarelli 11) Amelia Cardarelli 12) Vera Lloyd (now Vera Shumway) 13) Martha Stacki 14) Lida Stacki 15) Unknown 16) Blanche Christianson 17) Viola Suckow 18) Eunice Lloyd 19) Zanza Cardarelli 20) Martha Gehrt 21) Ada Quinnel 22) Elizabeth Quinnel 23) Albert Christianson 24) Ara Malter 25) Fred Mohr 26) Clara Stelloh 27) Rose Yndogliato 28) Herman Embke 29) Blanche Morris (teacher) 30) A Malter 31) A Yondogliato 32) Emma Embke

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