On Monday, June 20, Mary Gossett Straws and her brother Tom Gossett visited the historic Quincy Schoolhouse where both attended elementary school in the 1940s. Photo submitted

Siblings recall going to class in the Quincy Schoolhouse

Mary Gossett Straws and her brother Tom Gossett visited the historic Quincy Schoolhouse where both attended elementary school in the 1940s. The building now houses which now houses the Plumas County Office of Education and Plumas Unified School District administrative staff.

Mary went on to graduate from Quincy High School in 1950, and Tom followed in the class of 1955.

The two siblings reminisced about their school days, pointing out where the principal’s office was and the stairs to the fourth-grade classroom. “We played baseball right here,” Tom said, indicating the lawn facing Main Street. He said they would park their bikes between two now very tall trees on the Jackson Street side, and used the area behind the building for basketball and taking turns on the slide, the only piece of playground equipment they had.
Tom is a long-time resident of Quincy, and Mary now lives in Pacifica.