For our very first Throwback Thursday we decided to go WAY, WAY BACK! The first school in the Tri-Cities was operated out of the home of a Mrs. Van Horn. In 1896 the first official school house was built. It was a single-room structure for farm children built of 12-inch square timbers floated down the Columbia River. Take a look!

Courtesy of CREHST

This image was provided by the CREHST Museum in Richland, which is closed until it merges with the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center currently in the works. Opening date for that is set for July 1.