Making the Grade

These women, many teenagers themselves, often faced unruly children. You have to admire the pluck of these frontier women. Working with wit, quick thinking and a bit of ingenuity, they managed to control and educate. In this oral history account of 13 former Kittitas County, Washington, schoolmarms, we learn of the hazards, joys, tricks and triumphs of teaching in a rural community.

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