Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rural School Days

As I prepare for school to start, I thought you'd enjoy seeing some photos from school days in Sioux Township, Lyon Co., IA. My great aunt Mable was the teacher around 1916, in Sioux No. 3, in the extreme Northwest corner of the state of Iowa. One can only imagine how prepared a teacher had to be in those days to deal with all the different ages of students in her classroom. Below: L. to R.-Muriel Grotewold, Frances Grotewold, Sylvia Bennett, Ethel Larson, Louise Grotewold, Bernice Bennett, Teacher Mable Swanson, Harry Sorenson, Virgil Bennett, Donald Larson, Art Johnson, Laurence Grotewold, Melvin Sorenson, Berneice Grotewold. In Front: Herbert Larson. Remember to click on a photo to see an enlarged version.Below: Sioux No. 2. This school was on the section our farm is on. It was the first of two schools built on this location along what is now Hwy. 9 and the Elaine Snyders home. My Dad attended this school until he went to Sioux Falls for high school.

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