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July, 1914

Antioch News23 July 1914
Novel Picnic Was Held at Grubb School near Millburn
Some of the Aged Pupils Took Part in the Ball Game
Flag Bought During War Floated in the Breeze
Over 100 people gathered together at the old Grubb school house last Friday in one of the most novel picnics of the season. The gathering was composed largely of pupils of the school who had attended the institution in the earlier days. It was the second annual event of its nature and was largely attended by many from far distances who had returned to the county for the purpose of attending the reunion of the pupils and instructors. A large number from Waukegan attended.
There is a wealth of county history wrapped about the scene of the old structure, which before the war and for many years afterward was considered as one of the most important educational institutions in the county.
There were many at the picnic who had attended the school before the occurrence of the war of the rebellion. Over the picnic grounds a flag, that had been purchased by the pupils of the school during the civil war, flapped in the breeze. Here and there little groups of aged men and women were gathered in groups. They were engaged in recalling incidents of their child hood days, some of the incidents occurred over 50 years ago and had the old Grubb school for a setting. In attendance was one woman, Mrs. Richard Parnell of Chicago, who in 1857 was a teacher at the school.
One of the most interesting features of the entertainment of the day was a baseball game in which many of the old timers took part. In the field was Attorney Peter Fisher of Kenosha, aged 65 years, a former pupil of the school and who in 1888 was county superintendent of schools in Lake county. On second base was Ward Bain of Racine, aged about 55 years. Will and John Rose now of Rochester, Wis., the former attending school in the year 1857 were in the game. John Rose, from the years of 1879 to 1893 drove a stage coach between the towns of Wadsworth and Millburn. Wm. Strang of Waukegan one of the old time pupils of the school, played a pretty fair game at pretty at first. His only drawback being his failure to hang onto the ball when it was thrown or knocked towards him. His batting eye was good, however.
Mr. Strang was slightly injured when attempting to catch a fly, he ran into a barb wire fence. His clothing was tore and he was slightly cut by the barbs.
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