Breidablik (“Broad Shining”) Baldr’s and Nanna’s hall in Asgard; a magnificent palace. No unclean thing is permitted to be there.
Breidablik- (Broad Splendor) Balder’s hall in Asgard.
Balder Balder Baldur (bal-der)-(“The Bright One”) Æsir son of Odin and Frigga, who was killed by an arrow made of mistletoe sot by the blind God Hodor. Known as the Shining God; the Bleeding God. Sacred wells sprang from the hoof marks of his horse. He represents light, advice, reconciliation, beauty, gentleness, reincarnation, wisdom, harmony, happiness..
The first school in Breidablik area, just north of downtown Poulsbo, began with a donation of land from Gilbert Paulson, one of the original settlers in the area. Gilbert donated the land in 1893 with the use to be “dictated” at a later date. A community election was held to decide on the Play Yard and Cemetery. The original land is located on Highway 3 approximately 1 mile east of the current school building. On May 06, 1893 a meeting was held to determine the size of the school. The original school was 20x22’. Volunteers pitched in to clear the land. Two local landowners built the school which cost $240.00 for labor and timber. By summer 1894 the school was completed.
In September 1894 the first school in the Breidablik area opened its doors to the children of the area. In ten years, by 1904 the original school was too small for the budding student body. The community was growing and a vote was taken to either build an extension or a new school. The majority voted for a new school. The old school was sold to the Woodman of America Camp #9237 for $95.00 and became know as Woodman Hall. It still stands on the site in which it was moved in 1906. The new school measured 26x40’ and was two stories. The first level was completed in the fall of 1904. The monthly pay for the one teacher was $45.00. The second floor was completed in 1906 and the grades were divided and the school year increased to eight months. Secondary grades occupied the top color and primary occupied the first. Two teachers were employed by the school. This was a major change for the school which until then was a one room, one teacher school. Running water was non-existent at the school. Memories recall the boys had to haul water from the
Many students had over two mile commutes on foot in the early days. One student described her travails: “We were always facing some problems to and from school. We walked from
By 1923 the high school students were “bused” to
The Way It Was Kitsap Schools; Kitsap
Bernice Denton-Longtime resident, daughter of Bertha Criss. Also known as “Mayor of Breidablik”
Last Modified on September 30, 2009