This month in history:
(Sapulpa Herald, January 9, 1949) The Herald ran a nice article about Miss Cecil Stiltz who had taught at Jefferson School since 1935. Miss Stiltz taught several subjects over her career, but Drama was her first love. She would relate stories and pique students’ interest in history class. “Many Sapulpans believe that Miss Stiltz should have top billing in the annual of ‘The Most Beloved Teacher of All Time.’”
Guy Berry, Jr. spoke about his time in Miss Stiltz class. Berry played the role of George Washington in the school play. He was to preform a graceful dance that included a majestic bow. During his bow, he mad a too low, deep bow, and ripped his pants. Miss Stiltz was able to grab him off stage and quickly mend the trousers before he was even missed on stage.
“A modest estimation would indicate that Miss Stiltz has a prominent part in shaping the lives of some five thousand students in Sapulpa, many of whom are now married and rearing families of their own…It may well be said that each life has experienced some measure of enrichment from the counsel and teaching received while in her care.”
Sapulpa Historical Society has new blog series to be posted every Friday.
The new blog series, "Then and Now," has 4 segments to teach Creek County history.
First Friday's segment: 'Sapulpa Showcase' shares an artifact-of-the-month in the museum.
Second Friday's segment: 'Historical Highlight' tells a little tidbit about the town's history.
Third Friday's segment: 'Society Sights' shows a then-and-now image of a local business.
Fourth Friday's segment: 'Museum Moments' features life in the museum world.
Catch Sapulpa’s new blog series “Then and Now” every Friday right here !