overpass Oak Lake School WEB

Avoiding stairs the serpentine Aurora overpass to Oak Lake School at 10040 Aurora Ave. Mayor Clinton and Super of Schools, Ernest W. Campbell, helped dedicate it. Police Capt. George W. Kimball was also thanked during the inaugural. His service of running Oak Lake’s Junior Safety Patrol was, with the new overpass, no longer needed. For the junior patrol there would be no more wearin of badges and other official gear. The project was spurred by the school’s PTA, and the picture taken by The Seattle Times.

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  1. I attended Oak Lake from kindergarten through 5th grade in the ’50s. My mother, Marilee Relf, was one of the movers and shakers in the PTA that got the overpass built. My brother and I, of course, just had to cross it on the outside hanging on to the railing.

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