PREVILLE TRAIN BRIDGE
THE BIG CREEK DRAINAGE DITCH PASSED UNDER THE RAILWAY TRACKS IN
THE SAME MANNER AS SIMARD BLVD DID. THE RAILS WERE PULLED UP ABOUT 1957
BUT THE HIGH LEVEL REMAINED. THIS ACTED AS BARRIER BETWEEN THE NEW
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND THE HOUSES OF PREVILLE. ALL THE POOR DARLING
KIDDIES WOULD HAVE HAD TO WALK A HALF MILE BY ROAD TO ATTEND CLASSES.
THE PROBLEM WAS SOLVED WITH A WOODEN TUNNEL RUNWAY PASSAGE, SIMILAR
TO A HANDICAP RAMP, THROUGH THE DRAINAGE DITCH TUNNEL, THE WATER WAS GONE
AS THE NEW DESOURDY SEWAGE PIPE WAS IN SERVICE SO THE CREEKS DRIED UP.
THIS LITTLE PASSAGEWAY NEAR THE SCHOOL WAS JUST THE CAT'S MEOW. OFTEN
DURING OUR WANDERINGS PROBABLY 2 OR 3 TIMES A WEEK, WE WOULD PASS THROUGH
ON OUR WAY FISHING TO WHERE THE PREVILLE YACHT CLUB IS TODAY. NORMALLY THERE WAS
NO PROBLEM GOING THROUGH UNLESS WE WERE TRUANT (YOU KNOW HOOKY). THERE WAS
ABOUT 200 FT. OPEN AREA IN PLAIN SIGHT OF THE SCHOOL, ALSO ONE BIG BLABBER MOUTH,
A FORMER TEACHER AT ROYAL GEORGE, NOW PRINCIPAL AT PREVILLE -BEAVER BENTON- WHO ALWAYS
RECOGNIZED YOU MARSTON. YOU MUST HAVE BEEN IN SOME OF HIS CLASSES AT THE BRAIN FACTORY.
I did have him in several classes. One I can remember was Meteorology. I think it was an extra credit subject. I always thought he was light in the shoes.