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Marvyth Bohnam taught school in both Stevenson Elementary and Edison Elementary schools in Grandview Heights from 1928-66. She came highly recommended to the superintendent of the Grandview Heights school system. Her letter of recommendation came with this brief description of the residential suburb of Columbus: " ... having about 4,000 inhabitants with city streetcar service at a five-cent fare." After the superintendent convinced Marvyth she would be most satisfied in Grandview, she accepted the teaching position, then offered at a salary of $1,100 a year. Numerous photos as early as 1928 are found in Miss Bohnam's collection donated to the Grandview Heights Marble Cliff Historical Society archives. She is pictured here in 1945 with her first-grade class at Stevenson.