School: Eidsvold School History by Bill Warner


Surnames: Warner, Jerard, Gwin, Kearney, Warden

----Source: Clark County Stories Book

S.S. Warner, now of Thorp, was a member of the School Board for 18 years; first as clerk and later as treasurer. The late Wm. Jerard was also a member of the Board for many years.

years passed by and the population of the district increased the little log school house finally became too small to hold the increasing number of children and a new building had to be erected. By this time the village of Eidsvold had come into existence and the mill company offered the district a site where the present school is located.

Here a suitable frame building was erected. Miss Mary E. Boylan taught the last term in the old building and Miss Marian Gwin, the first term in the new building. Sometime prior to the building of the new school house the district had been divided and a new district formed known as the Roger Creek School. A few years later another division was made and the Peterson School came into existence. Still later the Junction School was formed from territory taken from all three of the districts already mentioned.

A few years ago the school building again became too small to hold all of the children. An addition was built and the school became a two-room state graded school.

Probably the largest pupil who ever attended the school was John Kearney, a boy 19 years old who was six feet tall and weighed about 150 pounds. One of the youngest was Lucinda Warner who started when four. Probably the oldest was John Warden who attended a winter term at 23. Others attended until they were 18, 19 and 20.




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