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Schools of Washburn Co. WI

From the early beginnings of Washburn Co., the people realized how important it was to education their children.  Soon after an area became settled, a schoolhouse would be built.  By the early 1900's there were many small schoolhouses in the rural areas of the county -- some were only a few miles apart!  These schoolhouses were usually one- or two-roomed and were meant to be used to educate children up through the sixth, or sometimes, the eighth grade.  As time went on, the larger schools offered classes to children up through the 12th grade.  If the parents wanted their children to have a "higher" education, they usually had to travel to get to one of these larger schools.  Many students found places to stay "in town" so they were closer to the school.  In later years, because of costs and maintainance many of these rural schools were forced to shut down.  Yet, many of these buildings are still standing and are still in use as town halls or homes.

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