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Historical Little Red School

Updated on November 10, 2017
Little Red School House
Little Red School House | Source

Little Red School in Rusk County

The Little Red School where the basic three R's were taught; reading, writing and arithmetic

When I visited this Little Red School at the Rusk County Fairgrounds was during the Rusk County Jr Fair here where I live. It is part of the Rusk County Historical Museum. When you walk in the door it is set up just like back in the old days. It had the old desks, pump organ, wood rubber stamp printer, old books, old antique typewriter, teachers desk with the pointer stick and many other artifacts from that time. It was built about 1900 and located in Section 7 of the Township of True. Which is about three miles north of Glen Flora, Wisconsin. It was kept going until 1919. After that the new central school was opened.

This Little Red School is the first building that to be put in the museum and on the Rusk County Fairgrounds. It was moved there in 1974. It took two years for the restoration of this building. In 1976 it was dedicated. At present time it is still the featured building of the museum.

If your ever get to this neck of the woods; stop in and see this wonderful restored Little Red School. The hours on weekends: 12:30-4:30 pm Memorial Day through Labor Day or by appointment. You may call: (715) 532-5615. The admission is FREE but donations are welcome.

The other buildings part of the museum that you can see are: 1920's House, Exhibition Building, Little Red School House, Teacher's Cabin, Flambeau Mine Visitors Center, Gates County Courthouse, Henry Golat Building, Jones LeCount Building, Log Cabin, Logging & Farm Equipment, Glen Flora Jail and Outdoor Display.

Come take a tour with me of the Little Red Schoolhouse


Inside the Little Red School

Little Red School House
Little Red School House | Source

Classroom Wood Printer

Something that caught my attention was a wood Classroom Printer that is on display in this Little Red Schoolhouse. I thought it was very neat and wanted to share it. This was used back in the 1900's. It is wood rubber stamps. They have numbers, letters and names on them. Just think how long it would take us now to use one of these to do a letter or document with.


Classroom Vintage Printer

Vintage Printer
Vintage Printer | Source

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    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @CampingmanNW: Thanks for stopping by and sharing about the old times from your family! :)

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      CampingmanNW 

      4 years ago

      Very much like the one room school house my Mother and Aunts all went to school in, in Northwest (and very rural) Kansas. Potbelly stove for heat, but benches and writing boards instead of desks. Quite a learning lesson when you see something like that and realize what we knew and learned was really probably no different than those days. In modern schools today? The common sense seems to have gone out of teaching and it's more about indoctrination than teaching. Not sure, but just my impression when visiting my grand son's school last fall. Very much different than my fourth grade class for sure. No geography or history at all. Anyway, thanks for sharing a great 'Look Back' at Americana.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @JaneNew: You'll have to come visit some time in the summer and I'll take you there. You'd love it.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @JuserTM: Thank You!

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @siobhanryan: Thanks!

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Li-Li-ThePinkBookworm: I really enjoyed visiting this and will again. There is so much to see I'm sure I'll see something I didn't notice before. Thanks for stopping by my lens.

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      Li-Li-ThePinkBookworm 

      5 years ago

      I love history and museums, so being able to visit an old schoolhouse would be so much fun to me. Thus, I really enjoyed your lens :)

      Li Li

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      siobhanryan 

      5 years ago

      Nice one

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      JuserTM 

      6 years ago

      Very nice lens, well done!

    • JaneNew profile image

      JaneNew 

      6 years ago

      I enjoy seeing old stuff espesially old school houses, nice lens!

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