Lakeland school building
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|Years schools built||1855, 1869|
|Modern address||Co. Rd. 21 and 32nd St.|
|District boundaries||The St. Croix River marks the eastern border, surrounding the Lakeland area; just north of St. Croix Beach.|
|Disposition||Burned in 1948.|
*The building constructed in 1869 was a two story wooden building that cost about $6,000.
*Before having a building, school was held in local homes.
|1932-3:||Margaret Zorn (principal)|
|1933-4:||Margaret Zorn (principal)|
|1934-5:||Margaret Zorn (principal)|
|1935-6:||Margaret Zorn (principal)|
|1938-9:||Flossie Nelson and Ruth Schubert|
|1939-40:||Ruth Schubert and Lillian Johnson|
|1940s:||Jane Kearney Chatterton|
|Other teachers:||Lucy Munger, Mattie Elliot, Mary Fenner, Nettie Bohrer, Angie Atwood, Anna Raymond, Mrs. Ramey, Mrs. Evelyn Roettger|
|Other principals:||S.C. Sarborn, J.W. Nesbit, E.H. Mosher, D.M. Henderson, Mary Fenner, C.E. Roe, Hattie Watson, Edward Swanson|
|Brief history of the school:|
|1850s:||The first school was taught in the house of Elias McKean, and taught by Harriet A. Newall|
|1855:||Tax of $300 voted to costruct construct a building1869:
A two-story schoolhouse was built for$6,000. It's 26 by 40 feet, wooden
frame, and white.
|1877:||Changed to independent school district|
|1890s:||School repaired and rebuilt|
|1947:||School burned down in autumn, no witnesses, and district became part of the Afton School District.|
|*Grades 1-4 were downstairs, and grades 5-8 were upstairs, and each grade had its own room. The upper grade teacher was principal.|
|*At one time student enrollment was 100 (according to the Stillwater Gazette). By 1938, it was 42 total.|
|*Minnesota History was a subject in the 1930s.|
"There was no electricity in the schoolhouse when I started. There were kerosene lamps in side brackets on the walls near each window. When a suggestion was made to the school board [for electricity] Andrew Nelson addressed my father with a strong Swedish accent and said 'Sixty years ago when I went to school we didn't have 'lectric lights. If your girl needs glasses, take her to the doctor.' I did get glasses at age eleven and District 21 got electricity!"
- Peggy Wolter
"The teachers rode to school on the school bus from old Stillwater Motor. This bus returned to Stillwater with the high school pupils. The teachers then returned from Lakeland to the old Stillwater Motor Garage."
-Marcella Schrank Fisher