District No. 40, Lynch School exterior, ca. 1952.
District No. 40, Lynch School class, ca. 1903.
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|Years schools built||1865, 1869|
|General location||Southwestern part of May|
|Modern address||Located at Lynch Rd. near Manning Ave.|
|District boundaries||The School Lakes marked the western edge, while the eastern edge was just east of Manning. The district spanned about two miles north and two miles south of Lynch Lake.|
|Notes||*The school was featured
in a film called "Youth of a Nation"
1864: The district is established and school opens in the spring of 1865 with 25 students.
1869: The school mysteriously burns, and another is built the same year.
1938: School repaired.
*School was for 8 months.
*Enrollment in 1898 was 25.
|Memories:||"My mother put her size 4 1/2 foot down and said if anyone had to ask the school board it had to be me and she would take me to see them They decided I could attend My father would take me in the morning and I would ride home with the teacher when she finished at night. I loved every day of it and was up in the mornings before my parents so I would be ready to go." -Anita Stepan, who went before the board to ask to attend school even though she was only 5.|
1865: Kate Malloy
|Other teachers: (before 1898): Fraces Gowan, Nellie Hanley, Louis C. Liljegren, C.E. Roe, Nellie T. Clifford, Maudie Downs, Edith Griffin, Cecilia Scully.|