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Drake School - 1941


- contributed by Glenn Thoming

Drake School - 1941

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 school.

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.


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