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District No. 45, Eden Grove/Shingledecker/Middleton
DISTRICT FORMED 1867
YEARS SCHOOLS BUILT 1868
GENERAL LOCATION Just east of Cottage Grove.
MODERN ADDRESS Located at 70th and Oakgreen.
DISTRICT BOUNDARIES N/A
DISPOSITION Now a residence.
NOTES
  • A schoolhouse was first built in 1868, and the school opened in May of 1869 for 4 months with 28 students.
  • Enrollment: In 1881: 58 students. In 1898: 30 students. In 1938: 11 students.
MEMORIES: “Sweeping the room before I went home was also my job. I had 4 girls, 6th through 8th grade, who wanted to learn to play the piano. So after school a few times a week one or two would sweep while I in turn gave music lessons. They all learned to play the piano.” -Doris Lundgren

Known Teachers:

1868-9: Louisa Cady
1899-1900: Mary Wright Bahe
1934-5: Doris Spreeman Lundgren
1935-6: Doris Spreeman Lundgren
1948-9: Babette Robb
Other teachers: David McGill, Archibald Thompson, J.W. Howard, John Shaw, Burton Hurd, Ellen Cooney, Ella Teal, Amanda Jackson, Mary Day, Elizabeth Olson, Aurora Swanman.