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Celebrating days of old

Published 10:33am Friday, August 23, 2013

Her love of the school was apparent, and the words and unique phrases that she used when telling about the early history of the school tells us much about life here in Green Creek back then.

Green Creek School was even older than most people thought. Amy’s journal states that the school was “founded about 1911 by the consolidation of Happy Home, Collinsville and Mill Creek Schools… It grew rapidly… later a brick building was erected.

Our term was a six month term… We are all proud of it, and once you go there, you will love it dearly. My love will always linger around it (the Green Creek School) and my golden memories will stay with me wherever I chance to go. The love of my school is much… and will never become less.”

Amy wrote eloquently about some of her school friends and teachers, stating that her first grade teacher was Miss Carrie Allen, her third grade teacher was Miss Easter Gibbs and Miss Ethel Henderson taught her in fourth grade.

Three of Amy’s high school teachers were Mrs. Dean Gibbs, Miss Marie Burgess and Professor E. F. Hines. Many thanks to Mary Joyce Hines Downs for donating this marvelous old journal to the Polk County Historical Association Museum.

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