Jul 12 2010

Cow Creek School

Published by at 12:00 PM under Buildings,History

A few miles north of Jordan Valley, OR we pass by this old schoolhouse on Cow Creek. Many times I have passed by this historic building. Each year it seems to fall more in disrepair. I thought I had better take a picture of it before someone decides to demolish it.

Back in the late 1930s my brother Norton and his friend Everett Jones would play for country dances in this building. Since then, I’ve often wondered if there was a piano in this school. Norton played the piano for dances in Jordan Valley. Without a piano music was rendered with a guitar, harmonica and drums. Boom boxes and electronic music devices were unheard of in those days.

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  1. TeriGraceon 21 Sep 2011 at 6:03 AM

    Am glad to see this picture…. Like you…. I have driven past it many times and feel rather sad to see it slowly fade away. Enjoyed hearing about the old time dances…..

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