Life in the big timber camps was tough even under the best of circumstances. But when a murderer invaded their space, things got worse, a lot worse. Scooter Sherman made his way from camp to camp, killing, cheating and lying and using his wits to keep ahead of the law. But one day, his luck ran out.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Early School Marms
In my book "A River of Seasons" I write about the schools and how tough it was to keep a teacher. The requirements were many. First she had to be single and stay that way. She couldn't keep company with male friends. Her demeanor was above reproach. her pay was next to nothing and she was expected to save half of it for her old age.... if she didn't starve to death first.
She was expected to keep the firewood piled high and keep the school house warm. It was a tough life.
The teacher must be a High School graduate and needed to have good grades.
With all these requirements there were few that wanted the job and finding a good teacher was a challenge for the community.