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Page 12 text:
The Indian motif
"By thy rivers gently flowing
O'er thy prairies verdant growing
Comes the echo on the breeze-"
of that race of Illini, the hunters and warriors, who gave the name to the
rivers, the Illinois and Kickapoo rivers, not far from Rushville. It was that
race who built small mounds found along our rivers, the largest one near
Rushville being Dickson Mound at Lewistown. This huge mound, crescent-
shaped, contains more than two hundred skeletons and is the largest and
most interesting display of its kind in the state. There one can see the Indian
skeletons and other objects kept in exactly the same position in which they
Evidences of Indian occupation have been found in Schuyler county.
Indicm battles must have been fought here, for scores of Indian beads and
many battle axes have been found near Camden, Huntsville, and Ray.
There are as many as twenty or twenty-five Indian mounds near Rush-
ville. One of the closest, five miles south, has been dug into, but no record
tells just what was ever found.
We are near enough Peoria to mention that around Peoria Lake was a
favorite meeting place, for many tribes of Indians went there to hunt and fish
and at one time, near the present site of Peoria, the Indian villages had from
one hundred to four hundred sixty lodges.
Numerous towns in Illinois bear Indian names. Very appropriate are
"We drove the Indians out of the land
But a dire revenge these redmen planned
For they fastened a name to every nook
And every boy with a spelling book
Will have to toil till his hair turns gray
Before he can spell them the proper way."
Of Schuyler county we might say:
"Here lived and loved another race of beings
Beneath the same sun that rolls over our heads
The Indian hunter pursued the parting deer."
Page 14 text:
Board ol Education
The year 1945 marks the beginning of the Rushville Community High
School and District 101. As a consequence the area increased and the board
members were chosen from the far corners of the new district. Because of
that fact we were unable to get them all together tor a picture.
Yet everyone from papooses to warriors think they have done a fine job
ot directing our school. They have provided good teachers and the best
equipment possible so that we can get the most from our high school. Each
member of our tribe thanks Mr. Iames Lashmett, the president, Mr. Doane
Trone, the secretary, and the members, Ralph Payne, Russell Burnside, and
Kenneth Robertson for their Work.
. tudent-Faculty Counci
Mrs. Davis. Miss Taylor
The ten members of the Student-Faculty Council plan the school budget,
control extra-curricular activities, and direct school activities. The five student
members make suggestions from the student body and help to carry out
plans suggested by teachers.
The five committees of the council are discipline, finance, music and
literary, social, and athletics. Each committee consists of a faculty member
and a student representative.
The reservation has been kept in fine condition, thanks to the council.
Bill Streitsberger. Dor-
othy Tomlinson. Marcel-
la Trone, Charles Dace.
Denny Trone, Mr. Mc-
Caleb, Mr. Briggs. Mr.
Wagner, Mrs. Wells.
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