Virtual Tour Lower Fox Creek Teachers
Nineteen students of the Lower Fox Creek School and their parents are pictured. Included are the Ericksons, Adkins, and Brouse families. This photograph was taken between 1916-1919.
Pictured are two former Lower Fox Creek School students. In the left on the left is Ann Adkins and to the right is her younger sister, Josephine. They attended this school from 1916 - 1924.
What Ann and Josephine remember most about their school days was the strict discipline. There was no giggling, whispering, or talking out loud unless the teacher spoke to you. They also remember the school yard catching on fire one year. The students formed a bucket brigade from the cistern to the fire and managed to save the school.
Grace Garner taught at the Lower Fox Creek School in 1926. She had only three students; Verna Gordon - age 13, Doris Erickson - age 11, and Bernice Erickson - age 6 years.
Did You Know?
Kansas is tied with Florida for 3rd place in most number of tornadoes per year. This tornado is actually a "smoke devil" spawned from annual spring prairie burns at the preserve. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve