A complete list of schools which have existed in Comanche County can be found in Comanche County History. Pages on this site pertaining to schools are:
- Graduates from Coldwater High School, 1892 - 1969.
- Coldwater Class of 1955 Plans Reunion in September, 2005.
- The Normal Institute (Teacher Training)
The Western Star, August 13, 1887.
- Schools in Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas
Surnames: Baker, Barron, Bish, Booth, Bragg, Coover, Crumpacker, Elwell, Eggleston, Ferrin, Forman, Gish, Guthrie, Houser, Lowell, Manahan, Oxley, Rankin, Richardson, Rolo, Rose, Shearer, Smith, Stiles, Stout & Waugh.
- TIGER 1953: The Wilmore School Yearbook, 1952-1953
Images of all 32 pages of the year book: Wilmore students, Seniors to First Graders, Administration members and Activities, courtesy of Doug & Rhonda Nickel..
- TIGER: The Wilmore School Yearbook 1958 - 1959
Images of all 23 pages of photographs of Wilmore students, Seniors to First Graders, Board of Education, Faculty and other school staff members, courtesy of Nancy Smith.
- The Wilmore, Kansas, School Attendance Center Yearbook, 1969
Images of all 5 pages of photographs of Wilmore students, Eighth Graders to First Graders, Faculty and other school staff members, courtesy of Nancy Smith.
- Protection High School Alumni Reunion Weekend, May 24th - 26th, 2002
Surnames: Harmon, Herd, Jarnigan, Maris & Moore.
- COURSE OF STUDY (for the) COLDWATER PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
The Republican, January 27, 1887.
- 1955 Senior Class Photos, Coldwater, Kansas,
courtesy of Buddy M. Bardot.
- Ridge Summit School
- Information on several schools may be found on the Diamond Jubilee page.
The old Grade School, Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas.
Photo by John Edward "Ed" Schrock, used with permission of Janet Schrock Hubbard.
Email from Kay Koger to Jerry Ferrin on 03 November 2003:
Seeking Copies of Photos of Comanche County Schools
I manage a Measurement Incorporated scoring center in Coldwater, Kansas for Hank Scherich of Durham, NC. As part of our entry decor, we have begun compiling a collection of enlarged, framed photos of old Comanche County schools. Phyllis Scherich emailed me a link to your web page that contains a picture of an old Wilmore school. I would be very interested in acquiring copies of that picture and any other old pictures of county schools you may have. I use Douglas Photographic Imaging in Wichita to produce negatives and enlargements of old photos for me, and I sincerely hope you have some old photos you would be willing to copy for a fee. I hope to hear from you soon.
Kay Koger, Site Manager
400 East Walnut
Coldwater, KS 67029
Note by J.F.: I've given Ms. Koger all the suggestions I can think of in regard to locating photos of old schools in Comanche County. Please contact her directly if you have photos you'd be willing to share. I'd also appreciate having copies of any such photos for use on this website. Thanks!
November 13, 1884
There are enough children in Coldwater between the ages of 6 and 16 to furnish material for a first class school this winter. We understand a school will be opened here next Monday. So mote it be. -- The Western Star, November 13, 1884.
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