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District unveils 150th Anniversary Driving Map


To celebrate 150 years of education in Hockinson, the HSD has created a “150th Anniversary Driving Map” with historical locations, geographic features and points of interest in and around the area.

The map is the brainchild of the district’s 150th Anniversary Committee – a group of local citizens who had come together to organize a community-wide Anniversary Celebration this summer. Those plans changed with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is an all-around historic school year for the HSD,” commented Hockinson School District Superintendent Steve Marshall. “Not only has the Coronavirus impacted how we teach and learn, it has also forced us to put our 150th Anniversary Celebration on hold. Since we are unable to gather together to celebrate this milestone, the Anniversary Committee thought this educational activity might be something that could bring us all together during this time of physical distancing.”

Whether you decide to jump in the car or make it a “virtual” tour, the district invites you to learn all about the history of the Hockinson area. Use the map to discover interesting facts about schools of the past, the location of an old blacksmith shop or the story behind the name “Hockinson.”

Check out the 150th Anniversary Driving map here.

A print version of the driving map also appears in the 2020 Spring HSD Newsletter, which is arriving in mailboxes beginning this weekend.

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