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How the little red schoolhouse came to the fair

 

August 30, 2019

Shelly DeCaigny

Desks came in all sizes in one-room schoolhouses.

The Little Red School House at the Carlton County Fairgrounds represents a typical one-room, multiple-grade school common in rural areas years ago. Many of your grandparents and great-grandparents may have attended a school such as this one.

Townships often had many of these buildings. Little by little these schools were consolidated into larger school districts, and the old buildings became town halls, churches, residences or were torn down.

One- and two-room schools housed grades 1-8. They say the younger ones got that much extra and the older ones got lots of review. There were several...



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