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Students identified in old Sahtlam school photo

Thanks to Charles Jordan, the students pictured in last Friday’s Dateline Cowichan Picture of the Past have been identified.

The school photo was actually taken at the old Sahtlam school — not Somenos — which was built in 1891.

In the back row, from left to right, are: Lawrence Jordan, Joe Jordan, Walter Robinson, Charlie Jordan, May Robinson and Nellie Robinson.

In the front row, from left to right, are: Pearl Jordan, Freda Payne, Henry Robinson, Allan Payne, Gilbert Robinson, and Lily Robinson. The teacher pictured at right is May Blake.

News Leader Pictorial reader Charles Jordan was named after his great uncle Charlie Jordan, shown in the photograph, who was killed during the First World War.

Reader Charlotte Pakulak also called to mention the photo was taken during the 1896/1897 school year. Pakulak collects photographs of the old Sahtlam school and students; anyone with images to share can call 250-748-8360 or email edpakulak@shaw.ca

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