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[Maxine & Lutrell Watts: Statement by Lutrell]
Statement written by Lutrell Watts giving a brief history of his and his wife's experience teaching the the Lower Valley Community and ultimately having an elementary school named after them.
[Maxine & Lutrell Watts: Statement by Maxine]
Statement written by Maxine Watts giving a brief history of her own and her husband's experiences teaching the the Lower Valley Community and participation in the Lions Club.
History of Lower Valley School & Lower Valley School Teachers
Text containing a history of the Lower Valley School and surrounding community as well as a timeline of the known teachers who worked at the school.
Lower Valley School Reunion
Pamphlet from the first reunion of Lower Valley School alumni which includes the program from the even, and text containing a history of the Lower Valley School and surrounding community as well as a timeline of the known teachers who worked at the school and a list of school trustees.
[Dorothy Attkisson and Marlene Schmoeckel Friesenhahn]
Photograph of Dorothy Attkisson and Marlene Schmoeckel (Friesenhahn) sitting on a shoe scraper at Lower Valley School. They are wearing jeans and short-sleeved shirts.
[Fifth Through Eighth Grade Students]
Photograph of Lower Valley School fifth through eighth grade students posing on the steps of the newer school building. The middle tall student in the back row is Bobby Weir. The second student from the left in the second row is Udo Schmoekel, and the fifth student from the left is Calun Weir. In the back row is Laurence Seiler. In the second row is Gladdis Haeckor. The first student from the right in the back row is Dorothy Stippe.
[Group of Men By Tractor]
Photograph of ten young men standing in front of and on a tractor. They are wearing collared shirts and jeans.
[Hand Pitch Softball Team]
Photograph of the Lower Valley School hand pitch softball team. In the top row are Cecelia Mueller Padalecki, Naomi Faye Snoddy Blacklock, Dorothy Katt Attkisson, Roland Mueller and Eduardo Arizpe. In the second row are Vernell Schmaekel, Marilyn Friesenhahn, Marlene Schmaekel DeWinne Friesenhahn and Oliver Grabe, Jr. In the front row are Verna Lee Gerth Beautnagel, Sylvia Katt Seiler, Margie Katt McCoy, Alfred Seiler and Harvey Seiler.
[Harvesting Cotton]
Photograph of a man driving a tractor through a cotton field. He is collecting cotton. He is covered by an umbrella on the tractor.
[Harvesting Cotton]
Photograph of a man driving a tractor that's harvesting cotton. He is covered by an umbrella. Another man is standing nearby, and another man is following the tractor.
Information on War Ration Books
Letter written by Roland O. Mueller about war rations and war ration books. The letter mentions rations for farmers and war-era recycling.
[Lower Valley School Students]
Photograph of Lower Valley School students sitting outside the school building. There is a sign on the school building that says, "Lower Valley School Dist. No. 33."
[Lower Valley School Students]
Photograph of Lower Valley School students posing outside the schoolhouse for a class portrait. The students are sitting and standing in three rows. Two girls in the front row hold a sign that says Lower Valley School.
[Lower Valley School Students]
Photograph of Lower Valley School students standing outside the original schoolhouse for a class portrait. They students are arranged in three rows. The children in the back row are standing on chairs.
[Lower Valley School Students]
Photograph of Lower Valley School students posed outside the school building. The students are posed in three rows. The younger children stand in the front row. The school building is visible in the background. A sign on the building says, "Lower Valley School Dist. No. 33." The picture was taken in spring or summer. Children from both the lower and higher grades are shown.
[Lower Valley School Students]
Photograph of Lower Valley School students sitting on a merry-go-round in the school playground. The female students are seated on the side of the merry-go-round closet to the camera. The male students are seated on the other side. There is a dog to the right.
[Lutrell and Maxine Watts]
Photograph of Maxine and Lutrell Watts standing in front of the Lower Valley School building. Both had been teachers at the school.
[Lutrell Watts Bathing Spotty]
Photograph of Lutrell Watts bathing dog Spotty in a metal tub. Watts is wearing a plaid shirt with striped overalls. He is kneeling behind Spotty and the tub.
[Maxine Watts With Spotty]
Photograph of Maxine Watts, a teacher at Lower Valley School, in her garden with her dog, Spotty. Watts is wearing a straw hat and yellow dress. She is planting a plant.
[Maxine Watts With Spotty]
Photograph of Maxine Watts standing near a car with dog Spotty. She is wearing a red dress and is holding a white handbag. The Lower Valley School building is visible in the background.
[Mr. Watts With Gravel]
Photograph of Mr. Lutrell Watts standing near mounds of gravel on the Lower Valley School grounds. His dog, Spotty, is standing on one of the mounds. The teacherage building is visible in the background.
[Mr. Watts With Spotty]
Photograph of Lutrell Watts posing in front of a blue car with his dog Spotty. The Lower Valley School building is visible in the background.
[Portrait of Sylvia Katt Sieler]
Photograph of Sylvia Katt (Sieler). She is standing in front of a wooden building and is wearing a light-colored shirt. She is pictured from the waist-up.
[Students at Picnic]
Photograph of Lower Valley School students eating outside near a school bus. All the students are boys. They are holding paper plates and sitting on the ground. The school building can be seen in the background.
[Students Holding Tractor Maintenance Kits]
Photograph of eleven male Lower Valley School students holding 4-H Live-Power Kit for first year tractor maintenance. The first boy in the front row is Larry Baumann, the second boy in the middle row is Andrew Friesenhahn and the third boy in the back row is Harvey Seiler. Next to him is Mr. Lutrell Watts.
[Students In Lines]
Photograph of Lower Valley School students lined up in front of the school building. The students are divided by age into two lines. The younger children are lined up in the foreground, while the older students are lined up on the other side of the building.
[Students On Playground]
Photograph of Lower Valley School students on a merry-go-round on the school playground. They are with their teacher, Mrs. Maxine Watts. She is sitting next to her dog, Spotty. Next to Spotty is Larry Baumann. In the background is the school building.
[Teacherage Garden]
Photograph of the teacherage garden at Lower Valley School. Beyond the garden the teacherage building and school building are visible. There is laundry hanging from a line on the porch of the teacherage. The sign on the school building says, "Lower Valley School Dist. No. 33."
[Three Students on Bikes]
Photograph of Frances Rheinlander Stapper, Dorothy Katt Attkisson and Roland Mueller on bicycles. They are Lower Valley School students.
[Volleyball Game]
Photograph of a volleyball game. The teams are divided by men and women. The women are wearing white shirts and red shorts and the men are wearing white shirts and blue jeans.
[Volleyball Game]
Photograph of a volleyball game. The teams are playing outside a small wooden building. The teams are made up of young men and women.
[Weighing Cotton]
Negative of two people weighing cotton in a field. The scale is attached to a truck.
[Three Children]
Photograph of Vickie, David and Diane Wiederstein with their school satchels. David Wiederstein is holding a puppy.
[Lower Valley School Bus]
Photograph of the Lower Valley School bus. The bus is parked in front of the school building.
[Lower Valley School Students]
Photograph of the "Little Room" students of Lower Valley School. Their teacher, Maxine Watts, is standing behind the students, who are standing in four rows on the steps of the school building. The fourth girl from the left in the back row is Jeanne Marie Wiederstein.
[Six Girls At Playground]
Photograph of six girls sitting on a playground merry-go-round. They are all looking toward the camera and smiling. There is a slide and a building in the background.
[Three Students on Playground]
Photograph of three young women sitting on a playground merry-go-round. They are wearing blouses with cardigans with long skirts. There is a slide and building in the background.
[Four Girls on Slide]
Photograph of four young girls on a playground slide. The girls are sitting one in front of the other on the slide.
[Students at a Cave]
Photograph of a group of students standing near an entrance to a cave. One student is petting a dog.
[Lower Valley School Baseball League]
Photograph of the Lower Valley School summer baseball league. Two team members in the front are holding a trophey. One man is holding a young child.
[Baseball Team]
Photograph of the Lower Valley School baseball team posing with a trophy. In the back row are Alfred Seiler, Amada Frias, Harvey Seiler, Paul Gleilz and Roland Mueller. In the front row are James Stolte, Melvin Katt, Mr. Watts and Franklin Shotie.
[Lower Valley School Baseball League]
Photograph of the Lower Valley School baseball league. From left to right in the top row are Alfred Seiler, Jr., Alfredo Buitran, Harvey Seiler, Paul Gleitz, Ray Joy Wiederstein and Roland Mueller. In the bottom row are James Stolte, Melvin Katt, Lutrell Watts and Franklin Stolte.
[School Play]
Photograph of students sitting on the porch of the teacherage during a school play. The children are sitting in several rows. The porch is decorated as the interior of a house. The porch was used as a stage for plays.
[Bunnies]
Photograph of two Lower Valley Students in rabbit costumes. The student on the left is wearing a blue rabbit costume and the student on the right is wearing a pink rabbit costume. They are kneeling on the ground and looking over their shoulders.
[Clowns]
Photograph of six boys dressed as clowns. They are posed in a pyramid on the lawn of the Lower Valley School building.
[Gray Mare Costume]
Photograph of two Lower Valley School students in a horse costume. The costume is blue-gray colored. They are on the lawn of the school building. There is a blue car in the background.
[Little Red Riding Hood]
Photograph of Lower Valley School students in costume as Little Red Riding Hood and a bear, or possible a wolf. The student in the bear/wolf costume is standing on a scooter.
[Lower Valley School Students]
Photograph of Lower Valley School high school students. The students are sitting on the lawn of the school. There are six girls in the front row, and nine boys in the back row. Behind them is a road and farmland.
[Three Bears]
Photograph of a young girl standing next to three children in bear costumes. They are riding tricycles. The girl is wearing a pink dress and is holding a blue bowl.
[Three Little Mothers]
Photograph of three Lower Valley School students in costume for the play, Three Little Mothers. The girls are wearing long skirts with white blouses and matching bonnets. They are holding baby dolls. Each has a stroller. In the background is a garden and road.