This Month in Edmonds History: Spring break, circa 1922

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1922 Edmonds High School Boys Basketball Champs, including two of the vacationing students listed above. Front row, left to right: Jack Preston, Stanley Heberlein, Glynn Schmidt, Wilfred Erickson, Hjalmer Anderson, Arthur Williams. Back row: Mr. Gnagey, Joe McCann, Richard Forsgren, William Aitchison, Louis Soukup.

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of April, we’ll revisit 1922.

With so many newspapers printing the social activities of their readers, Edmonds High School followed suit and printed those of its students in a spring issue of The Wireless. The following excerpt, printed April 14, 1922, listed the activities—as varied as they were—of students during spring break vacation.

School Students Waste Little Time During Vacation
—-Elizabeth Williams spent the vacation at her home in Suquamish.

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When asked what he did over vacation Claude Savage said, “I worked, but that isn’t anything new.”

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Leah Preston visited friends in Seattle last week.

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Louis Soukup discovered the occupation he is perfectly adapted to, and that is Domestic Art in the form of spring house-cleaning.  He washed windows, beat carpets, laid linoleum, etc.

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Art Williams and Hugh Campbell report that they made very profitable money over vacation cutting wood in North Edmonds. The boys were so enthused over their money making scheme that they camped right on the spot until school opened.

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Kenyan Torrey devoted his time to drawing during vacation.  Some very good pictures were the result.

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Sickness compelled Vera Wallace to spend her vacation in bed.  Fate is very cruel at times.

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Glynn Schmidt worked on the ball grounds last week.  His job was riding the Fordson tractor; but, someway, it wouldn’t pick up speed at the Stutz does, altho Glynn did his best to coax it along

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Edward Bacon caused a lot of excitement last week.  He was cutting wood near the city limits and fell one tree that, when falling, struck the electric light wire, breaking it; and here we were in town without any electricity for two hours.  The ladies were wondering why their irons refused to heat, the ice on the pipes at the meat market melted, and little Ed Bacon was the cause of it all.

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Dorothy Schmidt indulged in tennis at 5 a.m. during vacation.

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Delight McConnel is another agriculturist. She developed her muscles somewhat by spading in the garden during vacation.

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Austin Kline has had all kinds of experience in the chicken business. He helped his father build coops during his vacation.

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Gustav Swanson occupied his leisure time last week by playing tennis and taking pictures whenever the sun took a notion to shine.

 

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