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Frank Dickerson reports on Last of Mohicans at Knifley High School
Historical significance of class overlooked by author until pointed out by Class President Johnnie Prock
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By Frank Dickerson
San Mateo, California
I'm sending a copy of the Commencement program for the last class to graduate from Knifley High School.
I was unaware of that historical fact of being the last of the "Mohicans" until Johnnie Prock pointed it out to me.
Notice the month of March as being the close of the school year.
The year we started to KHS the first day of school was July 4th, and I thought it a bit odd that we were dismissed at the noon hour, but never gave a thought to the fact that it was a national holiday.
The years at Knifley are fondly remembered because of the great group of kids and our teachers who tried so valiantly to penetrate our consciousness.
Barnett's Creek kids had long day: First to arrive, last to leave
What is not fondly remembered are the long days caused by the fact that those of us from Barnett's Creek were the first to arrive at school and the last to leave.
The long walk to the Church to catch the bus in winter was no picnic.
And then there was the facility, with wood burning stoves. No electricity. Brackish water. No plumbing. Out houses.Etc.
As the precocious kid once said "Well, that's just the way it is!"
Fortunately, we were a hardy bunch and it paid off.
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