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|Years schools built||1871, 1877, early 1880s|
|General location||Northern part of Oneka, just west of Hugo|
|Modern address||Located at Irish Ave. near Withrow.|
|District boundaries||Oneka Lake marked the northwestern corner and School Lake marked the southeastern corner. Southeastern corner lost when districts consolidated in 1952.|
|Notes||1871: District established
and the first schoolhouse was built on a section 26. Later, in the 1890s,
a Mr. Benjamin Sawyer owned farmland there. The first school had 32 students
it's first year.
1877: A new building was erected on section 14, when District 63 was organized.
Early 1880s: A cyclone tears off the roof and shed, and was rebuilt.
1897: New wood floors are put in.
*The school was in the town of Oneka, and was named after a lake in the town.
*Enrollment in 1898: 56 students. In 1938: 27 students. In 1939: 36 students.
|Memories:||"One day the teacher was talking to and questioning the small pupils in history concerning the persons about whom they had been reading. A little fellow remarked with an important air, that Benjamin Franklin invented fire-wood and electricity', and another member of this class, said that 'Daniel Boone crossed over the mountains into Kentucky to hunt for the Revolutionary War." -Stillwater Gazette, Nov. 1898|
|1871-2: Mary Withrow
1896-7: Mrs. A.H. Staples
1897-8: Mrs. A.H. Staples
1898-9: Mrs. A.H. Staples
1938-9: Margery Knapp
1939-40: Margery Knapp
Other teachers: (before 1898): Mamie F. Meredith, Lilla Withrow, Hattie Wilklow, Eunice B. Gage, Cassie M. Knight, Cecil Dilley.