The Original Three

Many children walked three miles of board sidewalks and muddy streets to get to school. A group of three concerned mothers Mary Schneider, Elizabeth Dell, and Angeline Leonard appealed to Archbishop Alexander Christie, Archbishop of Oregon City for permission to build a parish school in Sellwood. They received excellent neighborhood support for this venture as they went door to door.


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