|A family like Bertha Pearl Morgan's|
living in Bayocean's tent city.
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum
Bertha said the Bayocean School (which opened in 1912) "was about a quarter of a mile toward the worker's camp from the cape. a oneroom school house on the ocean side. one teacher, there was a tribe of Indians on the cape, and nine Indian kids went to school, and two white kids swedes from the lighthouse, Bob and Ruth Ford. and me from the spit." Later, "one Inddian girl was bout 16, Ruth Ford was 9 or 10, and Bob was about 14, and the rest in between, just a nice bunch of country kid. and Happy I think."
|Photo of school on Bayocean in the 1940s, with Russell Parker on the left and Harold Bennett on the right. |
From Tillamook County Pioneer Museum collection.