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Fedora in Miner County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Fedora Independent Consolidated School District No. 1

 
 
Fedora Independent Consolidated School District No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2011
1. Fedora Independent Consolidated School District No. 1 Marker
Inscription.  Around 1895 the first Fedora village school was the Root School located in section 9 later moved to section 10. In 1905 a new two story wood school was built and used for grades one through ten located two blocks south of this marker on the west side of the road. The school was consolidated May 15, 1914. July 1915 Fedora voted twenty thousand dollars for a new brick school built three blocks south of this marker on the west side of the road. The first classes were held January 21, 1916. Enrollment was fifteen boys and eight girls in high school and forty nine boys and fifty girls in the grades. The first graduating class was in 1918.

The upstairs of the Fedora State Bank building was used for some of the school activities until the Fedora Community Hall was built in 1924 in the extreme northeast quarter section 9. The first alumni banquet was 1938 and has been held annually since. The high school closed in 1966 and the grade school in 1970.

Dedicated in 2000 by the Fedora Alumni, South Dakota State Historical Society and South Dakota Department of Transportation

 
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2000 by Fedora Alumni, South Dakota State Historical Society, and South Dakota Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 689.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
 
Location. 44° 0.532′ N, 97° 47.499′ W. Marker is in Fedora, South Dakota, in Miner County. Marker is on 233rd Street (State Highway 34) west of 421st Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the south side of the highway, near the northeast corner of the Fedora Community Hall building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fedora SD 57337, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Crash of the Flying Sioux (here, next to this marker); In Memorium (approx. 6.4 miles away); Town of Epiphany (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Fedora, South Dakota. Fedora is an unincorporated community in Miner County, South Dakota, United States, founded in 1896. According to tradition, Fedora was so named on account of the fedora hats sold by a pioneer merchant. (Submitted on October 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Fedora Independent Consolidated School District No. 1 Marker (<i>wide view; looking east</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2011
2. Fedora Independent Consolidated School District No. 1 Marker (wide view; looking east)
 
 
Fedora Independent Consolidated School District Marker (<i>wide view; unrelated marker behind</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2011
3. Fedora Independent Consolidated School District Marker (wide view; unrelated marker behind)
Fedora Community Hall (<i>near marker; view from South Dakota Highway 34</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2011
4. Fedora Community Hall (near marker; view from South Dakota Highway 34)
Fedora Community Hall (<i>front view; from 421st Avenue</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2011
5. Fedora Community Hall (front view; from 421st Avenue)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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