Union No. 31 Country School
Union No. 31 Country School may no longer exist on this site, but the lessons taught there such as patriotism, sportsmanship, respect for fellow man and a strong work ethic, live on through the individuals and their posterity who were fortunate enough to attend this school.
A relic of the past;
Neglected, deserted, and lonely.
Proving that nothing can last.
Many promising youngster
Has gone from out its door
But its sheltering walls will hear
Their voices nevermore.
Now they must go to the city
For "advantages' that are so rare.
While the school sits alone by the roadside
With no one left to care.
Times are changing
It is a foregone rule
But pity the child who has never known
The joys of a Country school.
Erected 2006 by Union N. 31 Country School Alumni and the Herbert & Adela Wieczorek Family.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
Location. 43° 42.177′ N, 98° 15.944′ W. Marker is near Mount Vernon, South Dakota, in Davison County. Marker is on 397th Avenue near 254th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25387 397th Ave, Mount Vernon SD 57363, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Legion Post 26 Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.8 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 139 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.