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|Years schools built||N/A|
|Modern address||Located between Red Rock and Newport.|
|District boundaries||Originally the district was two separate districts, 36 and 43, then merged although part of District 36 stayed separate.|
|Notes||1850: The first school
of Red Rock was held in Mr. F. Ford's house about 1 block from the public
library. Later it was also held at Mr. John Willoughby's house.
1866: District 43, Red Rock, is organized and a school is built.
1875: The school is moved to Newport village, then moved 1 block north and west of Durand's store.
1880: New school building built.
1890: The districts divided, and an old library building moved to Red Rock.
1896: District #68 is officially organized. The district receives 2 schools.
*Not a lot of parent involvement
*School was 9 months long.
|Memories:||"The grounds comprise about 50 acres of land bordering on the Mississippi River and on these grounds may be found the Indian rock for which the place was named." -Stillwater Gazette, November 1898|
|1880: May Fowler-Thompson, J.
Hooker Mackintosh, Etta Viall, Ruth Willoughby, J.Q. Mackintosh.
1890: G.G. Sargeant
1897-8: W.E. Bush (principal), Elsie Gray, Clara Smith.
1898-9: Carrie Smith (Red Rock)
Other teachers: (1890-8): Margaret Elliott, Marion Sloan, Minnie Bailey, Margaret Dinwoodie, Belle McKinley, Helen James. T.D. Rogers, Clara B. Smith. Helen Barge and Catherine Parker (first teachers).
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