George Hartley was a faculty member at Friends Pacific Academy from 1889-1891, where both he and his wife, Ella, had a significant impact on students. The Hartleys adopted a bear cub, Bruin Jr., in 1889 which they kept in a pit in Hess Creek Canyon. The bear was a found playmate of their daughter, until it became too old. This original Bruin Jr. led to the Bruin Brawl tradition still held on campus to this day.
Professor Hartley's home east of cement bridge 1891. George and Etta Hartley and their rustic park house just east of long bridge. Source: Mrs. E. H. Woodward. Photograph by Samuel Hobson, Newberg, Oregon.
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