School: Washburn Twp., Shortville School (1910)

Contact:  Dee Zimmerman

----Source: Dee Zimmerman's in her "Good Old Days" column, Clark Co. Press; July 19, 1995.

Below is a photo of the shortville School Students and teacher during the 1910 or 1911 term. Anna (Kosmoski) Carl, age 96, now living in Neillsville, WI was one of the students at that time. She wrote down names of 20 students enrolled at the school, though only 18 are in the photo as two must have been absent. Anna is the first girl on the far left. Other students were: Hubert Carter, Encie Carter, Lulabel Carter, Irvin Stevens, Art Stevens, Eva Stevens, Violet Nelson, Ella Hagie, Alpha Hagie, Edith Carlson, Art Carlson, John Hall, Beatrice Hall, Morries Hall, Dimple Wesenberg, Willie Wesenberg, Clara Frantz, Elmer Frantz, Mary Kosmoski, Miss Galbreath (teacher).

Near the top gable of the building is wording which reads: Dist. #1, Town of Washburn, 1900/ The outside school bell was added some time after 1912. Anna remembers the teacher using a hand bell with an 18 inch handle which she rang after noon hour and recesses. (Thank you, Anna for your remarkable memory. Also, thanks to Edith Short for the photo.)



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