Author: bnelson

Books on the Move

Local government’s single most important task is educating the community’s children. Easton has provided tuition-free public schooling since it was incorporated in 1845. The original thirteen school districts gradually melded into one by the early 1930’s when the Samuel Staples Elementary School on Morehouse Road was built in 1931. The original, modest brick building was…

Polio Pioneers

    The year was 1954 and probably the most feared disease by most parents in Easton was infantile paralysis, more commonly known as polio. The disease had reached epidemic proportions in 1952 with a record 57,879 cases reported that resulted in 3,145 deaths. Nationwide, parents were frantic. In what virtually everyone in today’s world…