Mary Long Eisenhauer
Mural Figure Painted by Linda Fabrizius
Sponsored by the
Hosted by the Post Falls Library- located inside the Children's Section
Written by Mrs. Wagner’s 2007-2008 4th Graders with Help from
Kimberly Rice Brown, Historian
Mary Long Eisenhauer was born in 1893 on the Grangeville Ranch. She attended a one room schoolhouse. She rode to school on a horse with her five brothers.
Mary moved to
Originally, Mary wanted to teach Latin, but ended up teaching home economics. She thought that both boys and girls needed to learn how to cook. She made her class so much fun that the boys wanted to take home economics.
In 1917 she married Herman Eisenhauer. Mary had two children. One of her children became a doctor and the other a teacher.
In the end when she died, Mrs. Eisenhauer didn’t want flowers on her grave. Instead she wanted a “sprig of parsley” on it. She will be remembered for finding the good in even the worst of her students.