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Nannie Jane Dryden is the answer for Number 542 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country. Watch each day for another clue.

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Monday: Taught at a one-room school on the North Fork of the Clearwater

Tuesday: Also taught at Peck and Ahsahka

Wednesday: Lived in Alaska for many years

Thursday: Born in North Carolina

Friday: Her husband was also a teacher

Saturday: They lived in Alaska for many years.

Monday: A school was named after her husband.

Tuesday: Was a Sunday School teacher

Wednesday: Came to Peck in 1911 with her family

Thursday: Returned to Peck with her husband after he retired

Friday: Died at age 96

Saturday: Member of the Orofino-Peck United Methodist Church

According to Find A Grave information taken from her obituary in the Lewiston Tribune, June 27, 1990, Nannie Jane Lyle Dryden was born May 23, 1894 in Franklin, North Carolina to Daniel and Carrie Parrish Lyle. The family moved to Peck in 1911 to join a relative. She attended one year of high school in Orofino and then went on to Lewis-Clark Normal School to earn her teaching certificate.

She taught for two years in a one-room school on the North Fork of the Clearwater and then in Ahsahka and Peck. She married Thomas Floyd Dryden July 3, 1920 in Moscow. She was a homemaker for 37 years while her husband taught school in Alaska. The couple returned to Peck in 1956 to care for her parents. Her husband died in 1979.

Nannie was a member of the Orofino-Peck United Methodist Church and served as a Sunday School teacher.

She died June 25, 1990 at the Lewiston Care Center and was buried at Gilbert Cemetery.

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