Sarah’s Poem About Our Log High School

Songbird

From “Before The White Man Came”
by Charles S Graves c1934

Composed by Sarah Barney and sung by
Sarah and Mae Barney during the ceremony
of dedication of Happy Camp High School.

Down in a valley
In Happy Camp,
In our log High School
A tribute by all;

Willing hands lended
Lumber was bought,
Logs brought from mountains
To our School lot.

Community Spirit
Labor and toil
Community Spirit
For our High School.

Indian Creek murmurs
Down ‘neath the bank,
Whispering a message
As it goes by.

We’re proud of our High School
Our vision came true,
That we had pictured
From years before.

It’s through our efforts
Burdens and trials,
That our log High School
Stands here today.

Community Spirit
Labor and Toil
Community Spirit
Made our High School.

Editor’s Note: See more information on the Log Memorial High School in Happy Camp and how it was built on the Community page.

Early photo of little log high school & students.

2 comments

  • Vicki Hittson

    My mother, Barbara Gordon, went to the log high school. Is there anyone that can enlarge this photograph and identify the students? There may be four Gordon sisters in it. I’m doing Happy Camp genealogy and having a great time learning the history of the community that I love very much. Vicki Hittson

  • Beautiful song. Did author write anything else?

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