Prairie Edge School - School No. 8

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Photo by Sarah Hultmark, c. 1981, History Room Photo File P-1261

Location: District #8 Fractional - Section 32, east side of Oakland Drive, north of Osterhout Road.

 

This was later moved from its original location and now stands in the Celery Flats Interpretive Center and Historical Area in Portage, and has been restored.

Teachers

1925-26 Eleanor Matteson

1927-28 Mrs. Mary Keefer

1929-35 Mrs. Susie Kaylor

1935-36 Mrs. Wilhelmina Lemmer

1936-38 Mrs. Beatrice Myers

1938-43 Mrs. Helen Wiles

1943-44 Mrs. Frieda V. D. Rainier

1944-46 Mrs. Ruth Amey

1946-47 no longer listed in county school directories, but probably absorbed into the "town and graded schools."

Sources

Manuscripts

List of one-room schools still standing in Kalamazoo County in 1982

  • Hultmark, Sarah
  • Manuscript, Local History Collection, Kalamazoo Public Library

Maps and atlases

USGS topographic map for Kalamazoo County, 1922/1950 (Schoolcraft Quadrangle)

  • History Room map case, left drawer #1

Files

Teachers' and School Officers' Directory, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1925-1947 (title varies)

  • Shelved in a pamphlet box with H 379.774 K149 (History Room Storage)