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Photos from the Eulalia Bourne Collection
at the Oracle Historical Society

Oracle Historical Society
Acadia Ranch Museum
Post Office Box 10
Oracle, Arizona 85623

"Sister" Bourne, her students and the schools

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captions taken from the back of photo were written by "Sister" Bourne (unless enclosed in parentheses)

"Big pupils help the little ones."
Big pupils help the little ones. Arturo (4th grade) helping Pili (first grade) Baboquivari School

[22K] photo courtesy the Oracle Historical Society

First Day of School Helvetia 1916 - Old "Grandma" was the janitor that year - until she left to live with relatives
 
First Day of School Helvetia 1916 - Old "Grandma" was the janitor that year - until she left to live with relatives

[37K] photo courtesy the Oracle Historical Society

 
Around the flagpole in front of school at Baboquívari. (After school hours.)
Bill Ronstadt, Meli, Arturo, Pancho, and Pili

[34K] photo courtesy the Oracle Historical Society


 
"Little Cowpunchers" from Redington School. My first group in the Rodeo Parade. I borrowed the chaps from Rondstadt's. They kept leather goods then. These kids are now all parents - but they still love me.

[31K] photo courtesy the Oracle Historical Society
 
Paso Nuevo - Arturo on flagpole, Frances in front of Pancho "Baboquivari School kids"

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My friend Charles McGuire (now deceased) went to Paso Nuevo to take pictures. This was part of the school room. Now a residence. Porch and yard fence have been added.

[35K] photo courtesy the Oracle Historical Society


 
This is the rear of the building at Paso Nuevo. These room held Baboquivari School. The halfwindow ones to right was my room. Glad to see the tamarisks still there.

[46K] photo courtesy the Oracle Historical Society
photo of the Old Cascabel Schoolhouse shot in 1969
  "Old Schoolhouse at Cascabel. Taken on my trip up the river 1969 for Arizona Highways. Feb 1970." (Cascabel is north of Benson, south of the Redington school and one of the ranch schools where she taught..)

[28K] photo courtesy the Oracle Historical Society

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