Bertha was born in Nebraska, the daughter of Orange and Sarah Evans Lewis. The family moved to Puzzler, Colo. in 1893, and then to Boulder in 1904 where Bertha graduated from Boulder High School in 1908. Upon graduation she taught in Wyoming and over the years taught in Boulder, Superior, Nederland, Ward, Gold Hill, Niwot, and Hygiene. Bertha married Alfred Edward James in 1913, and succeeded him as principal of Central City High School.
People: William H. Lewis, Orange Lewis, Frank James, Hazel Schmoll
Places: Boulder, Noland, Lyons, Ward, Gold Hill, Superior, Lovers Hill
Topics: homesteaded James Ranch near Jamestown, teacher in Superior, mines and mining, James family property, James Ranch, The Depression, Panic of 1893, railroads, schooling, teaching, teachers examinations, marriage, First Baptist Church, childhood activities, turn of the century, winters.
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