This picture was taken in 1946 after World War II. Back Row: Our teacher Miss Annonson's brother with the uniform on, he came and visited her at Long Lake School, Gordon Whitney, Glen Johnson, Donald Ancke, hidden behind Beverly Rydeen is Leighton Natt, Dorothy Whitney and Kathryn Johnson. Middle Row: Raymond Krech, Karen Berglund, Darlene Whitney, Irene Ancke, Shirley Rydeen, Jeanette Johnson, Beverly Rydeen, Darlene Krech, David Klinefelter and Ai Cronk. First Row: Yvonne Carlson, Sharon Natt, Karen Bengston and Roy Johnson.

This picture was taken in 1946 after World War II.
Back Row: Our teacher Miss Annonson’s brother with the uniform on, he came and visited her at Long Lake School, Gordon Whitney, Glen Johnson, Donald Ancke, hidden behind Beverly Rydeen is Leighton Natt, Dorothy Whitney and Kathryn Johnson.
Middle Row: Raymond Krech, Karen Berglund, Darlene Whitney, Irene Ancke, Shirley Rydeen, Jeanette Johnson, Beverly Rydeen, Darlene Krech, David Klinefelter and Ai Cronk.
First Row: Yvonne Carlson, Sharon Natt, Karen Bengston and Roy Johnson.

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District No. 50, Long Lake
DISTRICT FORMED 1870
YEARS SCHOOLS BUILT 1876, 1890
GENERAL LOCATION Northern part of May
MODERN ADDRESS Located at Square Lake Trail and Norell in the town of May.
DISTRICT BOUNDARIES Big Marine Lake marks the northwestern corner of the district, while North Terrapin Lake marks the southeastern corner.
DISPOSITION Now a Residence
NOTES
  • 1868: A proposal is written to organize District 50 from 5,6, and 7.
  • 1870: District established.
  • 1871: Long Lake School organized. Classes are held in the home of Andrew Carlson.
  • 1876: The first school is built on land owned by Nels Weberg.
  • 1890: School moved to present location.
  • 1952: Long Lake School closes.
  • Enrollment in 1876: 13 students. In 1898: 35 students.
MEMORIES: “When I was in the sixth grade, something great happened at school. We got electricity! We never did get running water or inside rest rooms, but what we did get were electric lights and a record player. The big deal about that was that now we had music. We learned how to square dance, do the Virginia Reel plus other dances. I can still remember Shirley Rydeen’s and my learning to dance to the “Wednesday Night Waltz”. Whether we were doing it right or not I’ll never know, but we sure did try.” – Irene Ancke Elkins”I remember the outhouse, the hills for tobogganing, skating on Joe Johnson’s lake and the long walk home. Those were really the days. I look forward to our school get together every summer.” – Jeanette Johnson Osburn

Known Teachers:

1876-77: Jenny Smith
1898-99: Lucy Thelen
1930s: Florence Lagerstrom
1938-39: Norma Walter
1939-40: Eleanor Anderson
1941-42: Mary Carlson
1942-43: Shirley Entner
1944-49: Geneva Mable Annonson
Other teachers:
Charles Strathern, Annie Lynch, Nelie Clifford, Agnes Harrington, C.O. Chilgren, Margaret Barry.