From Presque Isle County Advance and Onaway Outlook
June 09, 2016
CAPTION: Elesha Rose was a teacher in No. 2 school and endeavoring to instill patriotism in the minds of her pupils by teaching them the flag salute, then published in the Michigan School Moderator, having only a 6-inch-by-12-inch flag. One pupil remarked, "Don't you wish we had a larger flag, teacher?" She replied, "Certainly. How many will help earn one?" All hands were up in a flash. Rolland Shaw shoveled snow after a spring storm and his sisters, Georgia and Mary, cleaned the cupboards and glassware for a week. Glenn Riley took care of his grandfather's cattle while he made a business trip to Rogers City. Bessie East sewed carpet rags; Alfred Mudge cut cedar for kindling; Annie Morgan took care of her sister's little children while she cared for a sick neighbor - and so on. There was great rejoicing when the $5.50 needed to purchase the flag from H.R. Pattengrill of Lansing was in place. One bright May evening all assembled to see it raised into position. The date of this story is unknown.
From the The Presque Isle County Advance June 09, 2016 page 7B.
Retyped by J. Anderson