Memories of Trent
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• Bill Wiebke (Bill graduated from PHHS in 1940, so attended Trent from 1928-1936)
Trent school in the 1930s was a two-room school as it had two classrooms. There were sliding doors so it could be opened up into one room for special occasions. The east room was the first four grades; the west room was the four upper grades. Just south of the class room were two cloak rooms. There were three porches, one on the southeast corner, one on the south west corner and one on the south middle. There was a door from the porch to the cloak room. The middle porch had a door to each cloakroom. There were two doors from each cloak room to the classrooms.
Under the east half of the school there was a basement with a furnace for heat. There was no indoor plumbing -- the girls' outhouse was in the northeast corner of the school property; the boys' in the northwest corner. There was a gym just west of the schoolhouse. Drinking water was from a well just south of the schoolhouse. It was a hand operated pump and the water came out of a jagged pipe at the top. I was drinking one time and Kenneth Miller shoved my head down and broke one of my front teeth. Mid Kimbell lived just across the road from the school. Rattlesnake Creek flowed just west of the school property. -- Bill Wiebke