“Tin Box” School students in 1917.
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Joint District No. 1, Tin Box/Sunnyside
|YEARS SCHOOLS BUILT
|On the border of Washington and Chisago Counties
|Morgan and 24th St.
|Razed for sheet metal
|School closed in 1935
|Emily C. Johnson
|Adele Ogilvie Swenson
-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.
“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.