School: Town of Lynn, Goldenrod school
Surnames: BARTZ BIELKE BURR DOPP DUDEI ERICKSON FALK FERGUSON FLYNN GILBERT HARSHNER JENSEN JOHNSON KEUER KRAUSE LARSON MAZOLA PERSON POPPE QUALLEY SCHOEN SCHIELD SCHIER SCHMOLL SMITH STEINBACH TIMMLER WESENBERG WOLF WORCHELL YANKEE
----Source: Granton Community Memories 1856-1976
The first schools in the southern part of the Town of Lynn were known as District 3, 5 and 6. District 3 school was located on County W, 2 miles south of Lynn where the Fred Wesenberg home is today. District 6 was located south of August Krause line fence. About 1920 these two schools joined together and built the Mayflower School, District No. 3. It was built on acre of land mile west of County W.
The Goldenrod or District 5 was located in Sec. 25 on the northwest corner of the property now owned by Lora and Eddie Jensen. The last three teachers were Carol Worchel, Mary Yankee and Musriel Burr. The last school year was 1941-42 when it consolidated with Mayflower. At this time over of the Lynn Township belonged to the Mayflower School District. The Goldenrod building was moved to Lindsey.
Teachers salaries in the late 1930's and early 40's ranged from 735.00 to 800.00. In 1939, Mrs. Anna Schier bid for the job of cleaning the school 9 times for 13. One dollar and ten cents a day or 22.00 a month was paid to individuals to transport the children to school.
Some of the teachers at Goldenrod were Mable Gilbert, Clara Poppe, Leilah Dopp, Mabel Harshner, Edna Keuer, Nellie Johnson and Gretchen Ferguson.
Teachers at Mayflower included Mary Steinbach, Esther Bartz, Rosa Schraen, Miss Norma Schmoll, Helen Braatz, Miss Edna Keuer, Loretta Schield (Smith), Maxine Falk, Esther Ferguson, Ruth Bielke and Alice Flynn in 1945-46 the year in which electricity was installed. Also teaching were Pauline Larson, Mrs. Alyce Qualley, Mrs. Person, Belle Mazola, Vesta Erickson, Ed Timmler and Mrs. Evelyn Dudei.
Consolidation resulted in the joining of the Granton Public Schools in 1961.
Board members at that time were Vernon Smith, William Wolf and Vera Wesenberg.
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