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Clay Hill School Students, Jefferson County, IL Nov 1899
One of Jefferson County's older schools, Clay Hill, was consolidated with Grand Prairie in 1956. The last site of the school was between Baldwin Heights and Gilead Church in Sec. 6. It can be reached by driving south on 51 and east one mile on the first road south of the county line road. Originally, the school stood one mile south of the last site, on land said to have been donated by Thomas Ratts (later James Tate's farm). Today, all that remains of the school are the ruins of the cellar and cistern.
First row: Clara Stonecipher, Goldie Fisher, Grace Sloat, Lena Sloat, Fern Roper, Grace Stonecipher, Pearl Stonecipher, Lattie Baldridge, Flossie Fisher, Gladys Fisher, Roy Sloat and Guy Baldridge.
Second row: Ora Ratts, Willard Baldridge, Lester Telford, Ames Baldridge, Teacher Charlie Lee, Willie Roper, Floyd Turner, Cecil Fisher and Johnie Krietemeyer.
Third row: Harry Baldridge, Clyde Hardy, Manley Hardy, Maude Fisher, Ethel Sanders, May Stonecipher and Dwight Hardy.