3 results for tag: Granges

Second Tyler School

This larger, second, Tyler School was completed in 1912 at the north end of B Street. There were three grades to a room. The high school was in the same building. There was a horse barn for the kids to stable their horses in and a shelter for cars to park.  - Arley Heyer, December 1, 1994. Originally, there were two horse barns near the schoolhouse with room for 16 horses. Students who rode to school were responsible for bringing food for their horse. In March 1918, school was closed due to a Smallpox outbreak. Several children were sickened with the disease and the school was closed for a week to help stop its spread. Dr. Cooper of Cheney spent ...

Amber Grange 100 Years

The Grange movement began after the Civil War in the United States. The organization gave its farmer members collective bargaining power with the railroads over the price of shipping their produce, as well as bulk buying capabilities. As a group, Granges had political clout with their local and state governments.  Grange organizations introduced and advocated for legislation, not only to help the farming industry but to make sure that all citizens had a greater voice in their government. Most people in Washington State probably don't know that the open primary system we enjoyed for almost 80 years was a Grange initiative that they fought to get ...

Looking Back: 1916 Amber Grange Organized

One hundred years ago on February 27, 1916, the first Amber Grange was organized with 55 members. John Lee was the Master, Albert J Falk was named Secretary, and Effie Louthan was treasurer. The Grange dissolved during World War I, but was reorganized in the 1920s by Ira Shea.