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A Trip Back...

Rural District...Palmyra District 85

This school was in existence from the early 1900's to about 1958.

Thanks to Margaret Skean for this link.


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Amongst waving fields of wheat which rolled as do waves on an ocean and rustling stocks of corn, four students, two in first grade, one second grader, and an eighth grader made their way to a white rectangular building that sat on about an acre of land three miles East and a quarter mile North of Palmyra. Between the roof of the porch and the bell tower was an oval sign reading "Grandview" across the top and "District #85" underneath. This building was topped with a bell tower with a bell

that called students to pass between the pillars on either side of the porch to a door that opened to learning in a one-room school. Inside the door the girls went to the right to a cloakroom to hang up their coats and boys went to the left to do likewise. You entered from the cloakroom one large room with rows of desks that faced the front where one large desk for the teacher sat.

By the Thomsons
Carolyn Golden and Georgia Bulger
Otoe Co. Nebraska Dist. 85 Country School
(Note: The school had been in operation long before 1946, when this story starts.)

A Trip Back...

fritz brinkmanfritz@nexusgas.comDallas, Texasenergy

Apr 18, 2008

District 8 use to go play softball and kick District #85 butts after John Beecham went to Palmyra High School. any other memories out there:)
Margaret Skean
Lincoln, NE

Apr 16, 2010

You and John Beecham were two of a kind... the shy retiring kind.
Barb (Wachter) Conway
Lincoln NEretired

Dec 31, 2015

When Wilma was in the 8th grade there were 5 students. I was the first grader. Minor detail, but the sign over the door was not oval, but rectangular. Check the picture, people!