SEGMENT: CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, TRANSPORTATION, & EDUCATION

Winfred Mills>UIS Collection K-M>UIS Collection K-M, Segment 13

SEGMENT: CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, TRANSPORTATION, & EDUCATION,

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CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Age when Mr. Mills started school at Sangamo Center District #15 mentioned. Consolidation took place in 1952. Acre of land for the original school from farm across road. Building later rented for "Anti-Thief" organization. Acre of land later sold for $10,500. Didn't want property to become a tavern. About 35-40 students in the school with 8 grades. Mentions names of teachers (Hallie Clark, Bill Chambers, Bill Hoek, & Bessie Pool). Bessie Pool was teaching at age 18-19. Discusses strict discipline, length of school day, & going home for lunch ("dinner"). Other teachers mentioned (Rachael Flagg, Mary Hewitson). After 8th grade some students would go to Williamsville, some to Springfield by riding the Interurban.
TRANSPORTATION
Short mention of Interurban Trolley.
EDUCATION
Winfred always wanted to be a doctor.