Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Looking Back to 1916: A Schoolhouse Accident

From the March 2, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1916, 100 Years Ago.

"On Friday of last week as Miss Ruth Gochenour was attending the stove in the county school of which she is a teacher, she suffered an accident that will cause her some inconvenience for some time.  She stooped to shake the grate and when opening the small door, the accumulation of gas in the fire pot exploded and her face was burned.

"She wore a sweater and this she pulled over her head and probably saved her from being terribly burned."

The Perils of Teaching Back Then.  --Cooter

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