In 1953, Colonel Homer Millard and his wife, Esther, opened the Millard Military
School on Langlois Mountain.
It was patterned after the Millard School that had been in Washington, D.C.
In 1962, the school was moved to Bradley Lake in Bandon due to the increasing number
of students. Colonel Millard died that year and Esther continued to deliver her
quality education for another 19 years. The last class to graduate from the Millard
School in Bandon was in 1981.
Esther died in 2006 at the age of 96. See the next page.
The Millard School on Langlois Mountain; pre-1962. That site, along with the restored
buildings, is now “Langlois Mountain Retreat”. The web site is: http://langloismountainretreat.com
. Those of you who attended prior to the move will recognize some of the buildings
at the above site. Some of you apparently penned your names on a wall in one of the
bulidings; this has been preserved behind a plexiglas shield.
Randall Holloway identified this as the class of 1961. He also said that “R House”
(above, left) stood for “recreation house” and the dog’s name in the top picture
Notice the shield on the flagpole. This shield is presently at the Bandon Historical