William 'Bill' Finnigan (circa 1905)
had a Victrola in his rooming house
and let youngsters play his many
records on it. Courtesy
William Finnigan collection.
Grandmother gordon and Gordon's family gathered with Bauer family, moving west. Circa 1903-04. Courtesy James and Stella Bauer collection.
"Beebe was chairman of the school board, Justice of the Peace and I don't know what all. He was the whole thing at Heron", Weare said.
"I went down to see him and he said there was no one up there at Noxon to go to school. I told him there were people settling in and they wanted a school.
"Ed Hampton had a bunch of kids ready to go to school. Four of them. Bauers had kids, and Greer's did too. They were all small then.
"Beebe said they were better off without an education. So I didn't get anywhere that day."6.
"Beebe said you go to work and build a log house, get logs around there handy and we'll buy some lumber for the roof and we'll pay the teacher. If there's any scholars.
"Hell. If we're going to do all that, we may as well build the schoolhouse ourselves and have a different district set up. So we did," Weare said. "We got up $10,000."
"The foundation for the new schoolhouse which the citizens of Noxon and vicinity agreed to build gratis, will be completed shortly."
"It is hoped the school board will push this along as there are about 50 scholars."7.
"The 25x34 foot schoolroom is a cheerful light room with high ceiling fitted up in splendid style. Seats and desks for the scholars, of the latest pattern, have been provided and a neat desk for the teacher. A blackboard extends the full length of one side of the room."9.
- C. R. Weare, tape-oral history and Don Maynard, tape-recorded oral history.
- C. R. Weare, tape-recorded oral history.
- Missoula county courthouse records.
- Don Maynard, tape-recorded oral history.
- Sanders County Independent Ledger, May 12, 1905.
- C.R. Weare tape-oral history.
- Sanders County Ledger, June 23, 1905.
- Sanders County Ledger, July 21, August 25, 1905.
- Sanders County Ledger, September 1, 1905.
- Sanders County Ledger, October 6, 1905.