Bare Hills School Class Photo 1912
Sarah Margaret Ditzel
What a great photo! Here's information from Bill Gill who submitted this picture:
The Bare Hills School building is still
standing. It is located on the East side of Falls Road about 1 1/2 miles
North of Lake Avenue ... it is a beautiful stone building.
The following are notes provided by Bill's cousin Linda Smith:
"My mother (Sarah Margaret Ditzel)
attended a two-room school house known as
the Bare Hills School located between Rockland (where she lived) and Mt.
Washington. The school had two teachers: Miss Susan Wyman taught the younger
children, and the principal, Miss Garrett, taught the older children. Each
morning Miss Garrett would read a Psalm (usually the 23rd Psalm) and the [children]
would sing "America." The school had a pot belly stove and they would burn
coal or wood for heat. Water [came] from an old pump across the road from
the school. The school furnished pens, a bottle of ink, paper and school
books. The subjects studied included:
History, Geography, Spelling, Penmanship, Literature and Arithmetic. There
was a playground and the children would play games and skip rope."
The images below are cropped from the larger photo above.
Other names noted on the back of the photo, but
not identified are:
Maline? Hite, Costin Martin, and Robert Hite.
uploaded from database 6 January 2002