Brad Olsen in his go cart

“I put a lot of hours into that go cart.” – Brad Olsen

” I vaguely remember working on that one with you; I think that we dismantled some old baby carriages and stole their rear wheels” – Erron Silverstein

“And a lawn mower for the front.” – Brad Olsen

“I always remember you telling me that it was in this second grade when you spent the whole year building go-carts that you decided you want to do more than build go carts so you went into the building and started to read.” – Mary Olsen

The touchie-feelie room (Pat Evans)

“I remember Bari’s Phylogeny class, and dissecting the worms, and putting together the chicken skeletons. ” – Karen Carr

Joey Peters exploring magnetism

“Exploring magnetism in science room. Did anyone* have a sense of what a wallop that battery could pack in a short circuit ? We were not really very good at safety issues.” – Bill Mutch

Ruth Siegel, Ruth Wishik, and the Nature Shelf
Anna Shaw

More touchie-feelie room – Kira

“I loved melting down lead and casting it.” – David Rosenbaum

Bari and Dan Lee
Blake Smith

“It was always safety first at ol east hill school. Did we make those balls from molds? Somehow I have a vague memory of it.” – Blake Smith

Published by Karen Carr

Dr. Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.

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