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Hamilton School Days with Pauline

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz56z9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9

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Title Hamilton School Days with Pauline
Description I_ibrary T/ icict Vern Winter's and she sa 1 d, Oh ^ our principal and janitor have just been killed by electricity." The shock of such a tragedy was a terrible blow to the school and whole community. The night before there had been a terrific wind storm and it had knocked a great big limb down over the electric wires that led into the furnace room. The furnace had been moved in to the basement of the boys and girls rest rooms oecuase it would get so hot it "scorched" the floors in the school building. This little red brick house was about one fourth block hot water from the boiler to the radiators in each class room * This fateful morning our janitor, Kanute Terkelsen, opened the door at the head of the stairway leading down into the basement and as he turned on the light switch he fell dead and rolled to the bottom of the stairs. Elmer Johansen came to school and found there was no heat so he went to check the furnace and saw Mr. Terkelsen laying on the floor. He immediately ran for Dr. 01 af Sundwall who lived just a block north of the school and he slipped on his robe and ran back but Elmer knowing where it was, touched it first and fell dead, so Dr. Sundwall knew immediately they had both been ^r. Johansen on the couch in the faculty room until his family could be notified. The children gathered around like flies to see what was going on, and Supt. J. W. Anderson told them what had happened and that they were all excused to go home and stay until after the joint funeral. Marjorie Pratt the year and also took Elmer Johansen's classes. The restrooms were later moved to the 2nd floor of the school and a nice kitchen was installed in the little red children. Our first school lunch was a bowl of soup prepared in a room on the 3rd floor by Sadie Allred and Esther Lindbe'-g for one penny a bowl. Fire drills were held frequently and the building was evacuated in 2-3 minutes. A gong with a metal chain running from the first to the third floor served as a signal. Five gongs in rapid succession meant "FIRE" and everyone knew exactly what to do. The grades on the ground floor marched out with precision and the children on the second and third -21-
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Identifier 035_Hamilton School Days with Pauline.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323665
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323665