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    Default OT: Grant School, Spokane, WA 1960's**NEW PIC***

    And YOU guys all thought I had NO connection to Spokane, huh?


    My mom just uncovered this picture of herself when her family lived in Spokane (for about a year or two) back in the 60's. This is her gradeschool picture at Grant School? Anyone ever heard of it?

    Anyways, I just thought it was interesting, and thought I'd post the pic. Heck, it's a small world, maybe you old guys know the teacher or someone in the pic. Just thought it would be an interesting discussion piece if so.

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    Ah, that didn't post the way I wanted, I'll try to resize...
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    Eh, good enough. Okay, so anybody know anything/anyone about this pic?





    Oh, and by the way, because I have found that I have "history" in Spokane, I am going to officially declare myself a national citizen of Spokane, WA. Thank you.
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    Grant School is off of Perry and 8th Avenue. I use to play at the park there but I went to Sacred Heart Grade School. I would have been a couple grades behind your mom. The old Grant School that was built in 1911 has been replaced with a new ugly school. Do you know exactly where your mother lived?

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    Looks like I'm the same age as your Mom, however, I went to Hamblen, which was about 30 blocks South of Grant. I think we played Grant in touch football and basketball. We were all very highly skilled athletes in those days.

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    I'm a little bit surprised to see so little racial diversity represented in that photo, since Grant School was and is located in the lower southeast side, where many of Spokane's asian and black families have lived for many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagNative View Post
    I'm a little bit surprised to see so little racial diversity represented in that photo, since Grant School was and is located in the lower southeast side, where many of Spokane's asian and black families have lived for many years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasquino View Post
    Grant School is off of Perry and 8th Avenue. I use to play at the park there but I went to Sacred Heart Grade School. I would have been a couple grades behind your mom. The old Grant School that was built in 1911 has been replaced with a new ugly school. Do you know exactly where your mother lived?
    I'm not sure the address, but I found a nice clear picture of the house last night. I'll post it within the next 24 hours. I don't think it was too far from the school. She would be VERY interested to know if the house is still there.


    Thanks for the info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasquino View Post
    Grant School is off of Perry and 8th Avenue. I use to play at the park there but I went to Sacred Heart Grade School. I would have been a couple grades behind your mom. The old Grant School that was built in 1911 has been replaced with a new ugly school. Do you know exactly where your mother lived?
    So her school is completely gone? Or has it just been rennovated?
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    IIRC, Grant School is well-known for being the school where girls grow up and then have weird kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobZag View Post
    IIRC, Grant School is well-known for being the school where girls grow up and then have weird kids.


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    Another graduate was former Spokane mayor and State Senator, now deceased, Jim West. Have no idea when he would have graduated.

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    Here's a link to the Grant elementary website. I was hoping there would be info about the old school, but no such luck! There is a picture of the new school though!

    http://www.spokaneschools.org/363020...te/default.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobZag View Post
    IIRC, Grant School is well-known for being the school where girls grow up and then have weird kids.
    Now this is funny!!!

    ZN then there were only 1500 non caucasians in city. Most were the Air Force types. We had much more at St Pats than this photo indicates.

    Nice pic Woohoo....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radbooks View Post
    Here's a link to the Grant elementary website. I was hoping there would be info about the old school, but no such luck! There is a picture of the new school though!

    http://www.spokaneschools.org/363020...te/default.asp
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gozagswoohoo View Post
    Thanks!
    aren't you supposed to be working?

    congrats on your Spokane connection! are you working on getting your wife to see the light and move out here yet?
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    WooHoo - Remember the Perry St. Cafe where we had breakfast when you visited this year? It is one block from Grant School. Small world, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Voce View Post
    WooHoo - Remember the Perry St. Cafe where we had breakfast when you visited this year? It is one block from Grant School. Small world, I guess.
    No kidding?? Why, that is crazy!


    And Lynette, yes, I am still working on her. I just hope she doesn't catch on that I'm lying about it being 75 degrees and sunny year-round.
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    Actually, the Perry St. Cafe has a picture of the old Grant School on one of its walls. Great food at the Perry St. Market. Bob Minnix who played football at Notre Dame and I believe is AD or something at FSU went to Grant. He must have been a year or so ahead of your mother. He and Bill Etter had great careers together at LC and both got scholarships to ND.

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    Grant has changed quite a bit over the years. I currently teach there and we do have the highest diversity rate of any school in spokane. Many former students come back and talk about the old school and all of their memories.

    I had Matt B. come by and play a little dodge ball with my 3rd graders.......he was a kid all over again and had a great day.

    I would highly recommend Perry St. cafe for breakfast and try south perry pizza and their micro brews.

    great photo woohoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by gozagswoohoo View Post
    And Lynette, yes, I am still working on her. I just hope she doesn't catch on that I'm lying about it being 75 degrees and sunny year-round.

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    I was three years earlier at Millwood Grade School, in the valley. That's sure the way we looked back then...cool picture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesz View Post
    Grant has changed quite a bit over the years. I currently teach there and we do have the highest diversity rate of any school in spokane. Many former students come back and talk about the old school and all of their memories.

    I had Matt B. come by and play a little dodge ball with my 3rd graders.......he was a kid all over again and had a great day.

    I would highly recommend Perry St. cafe for breakfast and try south perry pizza and their micro brews.

    great photo woohoo
    South Perry Pizza is excellent. My daughter wanted her H.S. graduation dinner there this year. I was skeptical but we all (18 of us) really enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasquino View Post
    Actually, the Perry St. Cafe has a picture of the old Grant School on one of its walls. Great food at the Perry St. Market. Bob Minnix who played football at Notre Dame and I believe is AD or something at FSU went to Grant. He must have been a year or so ahead of your mother. He and Bill Etter had great careers together at LC and both got scholarships to ND.
    Bobby Minnix is now the asst AD at Washington State.

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