Who decided to build it here? Why did it close? Did it serve any other purpose after the school closed? It looks like a modern building, but it's looked this way for the 30+ years that I've been driving by. It must be at close to 60 years old.
I asked my husband's cousin, Vonita, what she knew about it. She called the school Mirage and thought she went to school there in 1953 or 1954. Previously they had a one room school house like all the old time pictures. She said this building had all the grades in one room,too, but not very many students in any grade. It had indoor plumbing so they didn't have to use an outhouse or drink from water jugs anymore. They brought their lunches to school, but there was no refrigerator so her mother wouldn't send meat sandwiches just peanut butter and jelly. Maybe soup in a thermos. There were no buses, so her parents or grandparents took them to school. I think it would have been 10-15 miles from her house. Town was south of the school and their home was east.
I'm so glad I asked her. She had lots more to say about school days there, but I'll wait for her to blog it and then give you a link. She said her wedding shower was held there in 1967.
On second thought, she did tell a few stories in a post earlier this year. Go on over and read about them at Mago's Meditations, please remember that we are only related by marriage! (just kidding, Vonita)
This just in from Aunt Dinah, who was in the same grade as Cousin Vonita. Actually, they were the only ones in that grade. She said the school was built in 1956, first school year 56-57 and closed 5 years later after the 61-62 school year.