"Tin Box" School students in 1917.

“Tin Box” School students in 1917.

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Joint District No. 1, Tin Box/Sunnyside
DISTRICT FORMED 1866
YEARS SCHOOLS BUILT N/A
GENERAL LOCATION On the border of Washington and Chisago Counties
MODERN ADDRESS Morgan and 24th St.
DISTRICT BOUNDARIES N/A
DISPOSITION Razed for sheet metal
NOTES School closed in 1935

 

Known Teachers

1920s: Deborah Lindgren
1934-5: Muriel Johnson
Other Teachers: Emily C. Johnson
Ruth Lindblad
Adele Ogilvie Swenson
Eleanore Anderson
Ruby Shoberg
Dora Swenson Broecker
Esther Johnson
Marie Diehl
Mabel Johnson
Myrna Booren


Other Facts

-The teachers hated the nickname “Tin Box School” (the covering was sheet metal and the roof top was tin) and attempted to¬†change it to Sunnyside.

Memories:
“At one event, someone pulled the bell rope so hard it caused the knot in the rope to go through the ceiling. The bell rang, flipped over, and rang several times and then stopped.” -Ethel Dahlin Monson

“One day, teacher Muriel Johnson Benson spilled a pail of water on the floor before the room had warmed up and it immediately froze, leaving the students slipping and sliding to their desks.”
-Country Messenger, Wednesday, August 3, 1994.