Arthur H. Sholts

Arthur Hamlin Sholts was born February 6, 1861, in the town of Rutland, the son of Martin and Almeda Sholts.  He received his early education in the Devine school and was a member of the first graduating class of the Oregon High School in 1884.  He completed his academic education in Whitewater Normal, graduating in 1889.

John Muir

Because John Muir at one time taught at the Lake Harriet School, Oregon claims this famous naturalist as one of its early inhabitants.  Born in Dunbar, Scotland, April 12, 1838, Muir with his father, sister, and two brothers immigrated to Green Lake county, Wisconsin, in 1849, when he was eleven years old.