In the 1930s the Humptulips School District No. 44 was consolidated with Quinault District No. 53 to form the present District No. 97. Miss Rebecca Lorety (now Mrs. Chester Wilson) taught there for several years. Another early teacher was Miss Gilespie.
The present new school buildings at Amanda Park provide modern equipment for both grade and high school pupils, with a residence for the Superintendent as well. It's a long, long trail back to the humble one-room shack where school was first held.
In June, 1902, Edith Lucile Horr, Lercy Perry and Henry Cox (of Cosmopolis) graduated from Aberdeen High, being the school's first twelth-grade class. After securing her teacher's certificate, Miss Horr applied to Paul K. Mohr, Clerk of the Quinault School Board, for a job. She was acquainted with Mr. Mohr who had worked several summers for her uncle, Gust Murhard, of Humptulips.
Before the Fourth of July celebration, as was their custom, Lucile and her brother Roswell Horr, rode in over the old puncheon road for a visit with the Murhards. Late in July, Lucile rode horseback to Quinault with the mail carrier, E. E. Fishel. There she secured board and room with the Paul Mohr family, at $8.00 per month. Mohr's had taken over the Fitzherbert Leather place which was above the Lake and across the Quinault from the lower school where Miss Horr was to teach.
"The original log cabin was divided into living room and bedroom, with an attic room above. At one side a shake kitchen had been added. A few rods behind the house, just beyond the chicken house, rose a steep hill. On the downhill side of the clearing lay a tangle of felled timber. Mr. Mohr was working daily on a tree, probably eight or nine feet in diameter, that was particularly difficult to "buck up" and remove without an ox-team. It looked to me like a Herculean task to clear that area.
Inside, the cabin was papered with newspapers, and on the floor were several elk and bear rugs. Mohrs kept chickens, pigs, and a cow. They also had a big barrel of good sauerkraut, but unfortunately I did not like the aroma and wouldn't even taste it.
Mrs. Mohr, formerly Mrs. Milburn, had a son Ovid, sixteen. He had finished school and was living with them when I arrived. Later another son, George, came home from working in a logging camp at Humptulips. Still later Frank Milburn arrived. He proudly showed me over his claim. Another son, John, was in the Philippines with his family."