Much of what is written though is based on the research and writings of Esther Koll Reeves, who has her story of the History of Hathaway published in a display case in the front foyer of the current Hathaway High School. I was given her notes and drafts by her family to help me in my quest. I have recently redoubled my research efforts and renewed old childhood contacts and made several new contacts in the Hathaway community. All whom I've contacted have been so forthcoming with assistance and hospitality. I so appreciate your help. Many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Doucet and Mr. and Mrs. Miller for their enthusiastic support.
I chose to write on the history of Hathaway because I went to school there as a kid. I moved away in high school and years later began to reflect back on the school I attended but could not visit. It burned down after being hit by lightening. The community's fight to rebuild the school rather than consolidate into a nearby school system intrigued me. I wanted to save the memory of the old school building. To do this I needed to know where it came from. The rest is history...
It has been a tremendous journey so far. I look forward to sharing with you what I have learned and continue to learn. If you find any information on these posts to be inaccurate or would like to add information, please post a comment and edits will be made.
Because my research is ongoing, I often edit existing posts—either by rewrites or adding content. Because sifting through content to find new edits is not a preferred use of time, I have begun including a "Last Updated" line at the beginning of each post that I edit. I have also included a "Recent Updates" section below to steer returning readers to new content. I will keep update entries posted for three months. Enjoy!
-Added content for a comprehensive history on farming rice to the Rice farming post.