Swamp College 1910

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Interesting photo & very interesting college. Looks like it was CO-ED.
Including teacher Nellie Canine, 12 males & 12 females.
Wonder if they lived in a CO-ED Dorm? Some lucky guy must have gotten paired up with Nellie. (for extra credits)
I'm willing to bet that a degree from Swamp College was a ticket to huge successes in life.


I enlarged it & touched it up a bit in case you can't find a better picture. Cheers ! J.T.G.
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Some history on Nellie:
Nell was born 27 October 1890 in Browns Valley to Fisher B. and Tassie Mathers Galey. In 1908 she graduated from Waveland High School and then attended Indiana University. On 9 April 1921 she married Joseph R. Canine in Washington D.C. Mrs. Canine was the secretary for the Chief of the Children's Bureau in Department of Labor in Washington, a secretary for the Home Economics Department at Purdue University, and retired from Wabash College's Chemistry Department. Mrs. Canine also operated and owned the Weatherill Restaurant at Browns Valley (anyone have a picture of this restaurant?) and taught school at Browns Valley. This interesting woman lived to be 105 years old (10 November 1995).
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Interesting photo & very interesting college. Looks like it was CO-ED.
Including teacher Nellie Canine, 12 males & 12 females.
Wonder if they lived in a CO-ED Dorm? Some lucky guy must have gotten paired up with Nellie. (for extra credits)
I'm willing to bet that a degree from Swamp College was a ticket to huge successes in life.


I enlarged it & touched it up a bit in case you can't find a better picture. Cheers ! J.T.G.
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My counting skills need to be honed a tad it seems, as I came up with 14/11
 

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Interesting photo & very interesting college. Looks like it was CO-ED.
Including teacher Nellie Canine, 12 males & 12 females.
Wonder if they lived in a CO-ED Dorm? Some lucky guy must have gotten paired up with Nellie. (for extra credits)
I'm willing to bet that a degree from Swamp College was a ticket to huge successes in life.


I enlarged it & touched it up a bit in case you can't find a better picture. Cheers ! J.T.G.
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Nice job!
 

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Picture of browns valley high school,
 

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My counting skills need to be honed a tad it seems, as I came up with 14/11
You are correct ! I counted wrong I missed the 3 little guys behind the girls !!
Amazing that Nellie lived to be 105. ("Macaydon")
Thanks "creskol". !!
"Blackfoot58", I was thinking the same thing. Lots of snickering behind her back.
But, she may have had a good sense of humor & probably was aware of the negatives of marrying a man named "Canine". Her friends & family too. If she was self-deprecating like myself, she may have made fun of herself also.
" Good morning class. I will be your teacher this semester". And as she writes her name on the chalkboard she says; " My name is Mrs. Nellie... Galey.... Canine.....Woof Woof " !!!
 

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Found another picture of a class at Swamp College. Not sure of the year it was taken.
Swamp College was actually Township School No. 4.

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This appears to be a different swamp college from the one I’m researching. Its interesting there were 2 schools with that name. The reason why they called it swamp college was because there was an ancient lake in Montgomery county called Ancient Lake Barney if I remember right. The last bit of the lake was the swamp, that’s how it got the name. Read about it in an old book about the county before.
 

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