Glenn Thoming sent this photograph to me. His
mother, Cora Thoming, had it among her pictures. He recalls visiting the black
Drake school in the 1940's for a pie supper, but this is obviously the white
Clipping contributed by
Ruth Bardot from September 1970
issue of the St. Clair Chronicle:
Old Drake School Burns
Fire destroyed the former Drake school near
Lake Arrowhead at Lonedell last Sunday afternoon. The fire department received
the call at 3:00 p.m. and found the building beyond help.
The building was empty. It was built as a
one-room frame school building more than 40 years ago and served as a
schoolhouse until the reorganization of five districts, including Drake, into
the present R-14 district.