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Meyer School House

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Hidden : 4/20/2007
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2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Meyer School House was one of the last one room schools in operation in Minnesota having students until 1968.

Our One-Room School
Welcome to the Meyer School House, located eight miles south of St. Cloud, Minnesota, on County Road 7.

This one-room school house was used at the turn of the century as a school for local children in grades one through eight. Before 1917, half the classes were taught in German because 90 percent of the local community spoke German. Upon completion of the eighth grade, students could attend high school in either Kimball or St. Cloud. To meet the demands of farm life, school was in session from the middle of October to the middle of April. Some children traveled many miles on foot to attend school during the harsh Minnesota winters.

Today, school children of District 742 visit this school of the past and learn how children their age spent school days many years ago. Teachers try to simulate an actual school day of the early 1900's. Many students dress in pioneer costumes, use tablets instead of paper, pack sack lunches, drink lemonade from a jar, recite math facts and make butter.

Our one-room school house is something to be proud of. It gives us a chance to see how life might have been at one time. One teacher said..."what better place to have a history lesson, than in a place where time has stood still!"

To reserve the Meyer School House, or to obtain more information, contact District 742 Media Services at (320) 252-8770.

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