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Plains' First School - Plains, MT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 47° 27.649 W 114° 53.011
11T E 659515 N 5258546
Quick Description: Given its age of 136 years, it seems serendipitous for this school to still exist.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 11/20/2014 4:03:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMMXJZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The first schoolhouse in Plains was a small one room log building which was built in 1878 and used as a school until about 1898. This building still exists and has been moved to this site and a heritage park created around this and the remains of the school built in 1909. With the 1909 school not having been built until 1909, that leaves a gap of 11 years which online historians have yet to fill.

The restoration and general spiffing up of the log schoolhouse was a project of the Plains Woman's Club, pictured below giving the place a shine.

This is the site of the larger brick and stone school built in 1909. The Plains Historical Society has recreated the entrance arch from the school atop the original columns from the school, apparently the only two items remaining from that school, which either burned or was demolished in 1980.


Original or Re-creation?: Original

Year the school first opened.: 1/1/1878

Year the school closed.: 1/1/1898

Is the schoolhouse still open as a school?: no

Railroad Avenue at Clayton Street
Plains, MT USA

Does the school offer 19th century classroom reenactments or day camps?: no

Web Address (if available): Not listed

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