Lincoln School Brick

Lyle, and all of Lyle and Joyce’s children, attended Lincoln School in Hyrum.  The school, a three-story brick structure, was built in 1911.  When Lyle attended (1932 – 1940), the school housed first through eighth grades with students moving on to South Cache (also in Hyrum) for high school.

Lincoln School in June 1994.  Photo courtesy of Robin Miller Hall.

Lincoln School in June 1994. Photo courtesy of Robin Miller Hall.

An addition to the original 3-story building.  It contained the gym (doubling as a lunch room) and stage.  The north side basement was where Marianne and Dana went during "air raid" drills in the tumultuous 1960s.  Photo courtesy of Robin Miller Hall.

An addition to the original 3-story building. It contained the gym (doubling as a lunch room) and stage. The north side basement was where Marianne and Dana went during “air raid” drills in the tumultuous 1960s. Photo courtesy of Robin Miller Hall.

As Lyle and Joyce’s children made their way through elementary school, they found themselves sitting in front of many of Lyle’s former teachers, including:  William Bailey, the principal and sixth grade teacher; Bessie Brown, the librarian; Mrs. Darley, first grade; Mrs. Jenny (Dewey) Nielsen, 2nd grade; and Miss Lila Eliason, third grade.  Oh, if those walls could talk!

Marianne in front of the original, 3-story Lincoln School building.  Dana's classrooms and the library on the front side of the building are marked.

Marianne in front of the original, 3-story Lincoln School building. Dana’s classrooms and the library on the front side of the building are marked.

The school building and gymnasium were torn down in 1994 and replaced by the new Lincoln School located east of the original site.

Lincoln School, as Lyle and the Miller kids knew it, is razed.  The photo was taken on July 28, 1994 (courtesy of Robin Miller Hall).

Lincoln School, as Lyle and the Miller kids knew it, is razed. The photo was taken on July 28, 1994 (courtesy of Robin Miller Hall).

Lincoln School brick

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  1. I remember Bessie Brown, the librarian, and still stop by her grave when I visit Granny and Grandpa’s– hers is shaped like a book. I can’t have been very old when I knew her, but I still remember several books she gave me.

    I also recall visiting Lincoln Elementary (although I attended Millville School) for some community event. I was impressed with the blue-green carpet, as I recall. Again I was probably younger than six! And Lincoln Elementary playground was a place of many happy memories.

    • Bessie made such a huge contribution to reading and books in general! She was my sixth grade teacher, sharing our class with Principal Bill Bailey. I still remember being in the Lincoln School library with her and female classmates taking forever picking out a reading book. Bessie remarked: “Hurry up, girls. You’re not picking out a husband!” Oddly enough, Bessie never married.

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