Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Historic school spurs memories

Violet “Baye” Sloane, the matriarch of the Callahan family, recalls her first day in 1923 at the old Galena Schoolhouse as if it were yesterday.

“I was only 4½ years old,” she said. “There was my Aunt Lyla, Uncle George and me. That was enough to hold a school. Mrs. Dwyer, our teacher, was very strict. I had never been slapped or spanked in my life. for more click here

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