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OUT OF THE ATTIC


White Creek School

Can you identify these people?

 

Cedar Springs resident Ed Bremmer brought in this photo of a class at White Creek School, which he believes was taken sometime between 1925-1930. He said his uncle Ernie Bremmer is in the back row, 4th from the left. He is wondering if anyone out there knows who the rest of these students are?

White Creek School was District No. 3 in Solon Township, with a fraction of Nelson Township. It was established in 1860 in a log house near the northeast corner of Egner and White Creek. According to the Cedar Springs Story, it was at one time known as the Fairchild School, because it was sat near the property of Asel B. Fairchild. The log house was later replaced with a frame house. It was the first country school to annex to the Cedar Springs School District No. 5 in 1956.

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Out of the attic


Skinner’s Drug Store

 

Skinner’s Drug Store about 1900. Bert Skinner is in the suit, with his wife, and pharmacists Charles Maynard and Mr. Doyle.

J.A. (Bert Skinner) owned Skinner’s Drug Store, which was located at 43 S. Main Street, the vacant lot where we now hold the Christmas tree lighting. According to the Cedar Springs Story by Sue Harrison and Donna DeJonge, Skinner started work at the age of 13 in a local drug store, and later set a record as the youngest person to pass the state pharmaceutical board. He was given his pharmaceutical license when he turned 18.

Skinner served as village president for 25 years, and was president of the board of education for 25 years. He was a state senator for two terms, and involved in Republican politics all during his life. Skinner Field, on the west side of Morley Park, is named after him and was dedicated in 1948. More on that next week.

A big thanks to Loretta E. Lewis, 86, for sharing this photo postcard!

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