Historical Little Red School
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
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.