• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

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School in Everett

Everett school house and students.

Everett schoolhouse and students.

NPS Collection

For any child in modern America, the school years define life. But can you imagine having less than ten classmates in your grade? During the 1930s, children in Everett attended a one-room school house, with one teacher teaching eight grade levels. Like most buildings in the village, the schoolhouse lacked electricity, phones, and indoor plumbing. Rain or shine, snow or sleet, students walked up the hill from their homes to their classes. The Everett school later closed and merged with a larger school in Peninsula, and the building became a private residence.

Click to read Helyn Toth's first-hand account of attending school in Everett, as well as her other memories of life in the village.

 
Oral history audio.

In Their Own Words
Click the topics to hear stories about Cuyahoga Valley life.
Click here to read the text file.

One-Room Schoolhouse (57 seconds)
Marjorie Osborne Morgan, who grew up in Everett during the 1930s, describes the Everett schoolhouse and the numbers of students her teacher taught.

Typical School Day (28 seconds)
Helyn Toth, who grew up in what is now Hunt House, talks about a typical school day in the 1930s.




Did You Know?

Water lilies in beaver marsh area of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Photo by NPS volunteer John Catalano.

Beaver in Cuyahoga Valley National Park impounded water to create a rich, diverse wetland in an area that was once an automobile junk yard? The area is now home to herons, turtles, amphibians, beavers, muskrats, otters, and many aquatic plants.