A Piece of History Goes Down

93 year old Humboldt School building
becomes thing of the past

A special segment was in the Kittson County Enterprise,Volume 116, Number 13, on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 which covered the history and demolition of the Humboldt School.

This page will be a description of the above segment.

Page 1

Page one shows four pictures:

1. The Humboldt School was built in 1906. (Photo taken from Kittson County History Book)

2. The Humboldt School in partial stage of demolition.(Enterprise Photo / Cindy Stewart)

3. Crews from the Forest River Colony salvaged some itemsbefore demolishing the Humboldt School this winter. (Photo courtesy of JamieCole, Humboldt)

4. Piles and piles of bricks were a common sight duringthe demolition of the school. (Photo courtesy of Bill Dykhuis)

Page 2

H-SV School boastsrich history by Cindy Stewart

Humboldt-St.VincentHigh School Faculty 1990-1991

Picture of crews from the Forest River Colony salvagingdifferent portions from the gymnasium of the school. (Photo courtesy ofKen Wiese, Humboldt)

Picture of the Humboldt-St.Vincent School going up in flames.Still standing is the original structure, built in 1906. The first addition,built in 1917, is mostly demolished in this photo. (Photo courtesy of JamieCole, Humboldt)

Page 3

Students Excelat Humboldt-St.Vincent by Cindy Stewart

No school is completewithout a good cook by Cindy Stewart

First Graduating ClassHumboldt High School 1919

Last Graduating ClassHumboldt High School 1991

Picture of Harriet Docken at one of the many concerts shehelped with at the Humboldt School. (Photo courtesy of 1991 Humboldt-St.Vincentyearbook)

Picture of the work that began last year on the schoolin Humboldt. Piles and piles of rubble took over the front yard of the schoolas the Forest River Colony demolished the building. The county hired thegroup to demolish the school for $18,500. (Photo courtesy of Ken Wiese,Humboldt)

Page 4

Students of the HumboldtSchool wrote historical essays in the years 1968through 1975 about the Red River Valley.

Our Town: Humboldt by Diane Giffen

The Town of Humboldt by Marshal Hemmes

Picture of fire consuming the Humboldt School buildingas crews from Forest River Colony work on demolishing the building. (Photocourtesy of Jamie Cole, Humboldt)


Additional information on Humboldt and Humboldt School:

Humboldt Graduates

Humboldt History

Michael Rustad Memories

Red River Valley Website>

Red River Valley Website