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Cottonwood School -- Anderson County

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One picture is of Cottonwood School, located on the western side of Anderson County, where my first husband went to school. It is taken in 1947-48, and I have the names of all of the students...

Here is the picture of Cottonwood School, Anderson County, Kansas. The picture was taken in the 1947-48 school year. Billy Campbell, who died May 19, 1994, was my husband.


A school house was built 5 miles North of what is known as Westphalia, Ks. It was orginally built in the arly 1870's. Later this schoolhouse was destroyed by a cyclone. Then they built another shcool house & named it Cottonwood, from a group of Cottonwood trees which stood by the roadside south of the school. Cottonwood school district merged voluntarily on 2/27/1947 with a nearby school, so this was the last year it was in operation by itself.


The students are left to right:
Front Row: Glen Riffey, Verl Brubaker, Darrel Young, Billy Campbell, Larry Eichman, LaVern Eichman, Mary Agnes Hermann, Delphus Eichman, Albert Hermann
Middle Row: Ira Eichman, Loren Brubaker
Back Row: Raymond Johnston, Homer Riffey, Don Miller, Melvin Johnston, Milton Johnston, Vernon Hirt

Here are 2 pictures of Cottonwood School, Anderson County, Kansas. The pictures were taken in the 1947-48 school year. The teacher is Vernie Weber. Billy Campbell, who died May 19, 1994, was my husband. A short history is attached, along with a list of the names for the group picture. If you need anything further or need a different format, please advise. I was sorry to hear about your surgery & virus problems. I will send the information on my school, Springfield, & my present husband's school, Cedar Ridge, as soon as possible.

Saturday, February 14, 2004 2:35 PM

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