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Near Gagetown in Tuscola County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

One Room Schoolhouse

 
 
One Room Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2021
1. One Room Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription.  
This one room country school was built in 1898 and called the Mast School; named after John and Mary Mast on whose property it was built on Gettel Road in Sebewaing, Michigan. It functioned as a one room country school until Christmas of 1947 when only eight students remained. Once the students were transferred to Sebewaing, migrant workers lived in it, and then it was moved to the Village of Sebewaing. In 1983 it was repaired, restored and used by the Sebewaing Historical Society. It was donated and then moved to this site in 2005 and restored to its original appearance. It came with a tin ceiling, light fixtures, chalkboards, a large wood/coal stove and hardwood flooring.

Today the one room country schools are almost a thing of the past; however, in the early days they played a major role in rural living.
 
Erected by Thumb Octagon Barn Agricultural Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducationNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 43° 40.328′ N, 83° 
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12.95′ W. Marker is near Gagetown, Michigan, in Tuscola County. Marker can be reached from Richie Road , one mile north of Bay City Forestville Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is at the Thumb Octagon Barn Agricultural Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6948 Richie Road, Gagetown MI 48735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grain Elevator (within shouting distance of this marker); Cider Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Sugar Shack (within shouting distance of this marker); Octagon Barn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Powerhouse (about 400 feet away); Garage (about 500 feet away); House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gagetown.
 
One Room Schoolhouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2021
2. One Room Schoolhouse and Marker
One Room Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2021
3. One Room Schoolhouse Marker
View of the one room schoolhouse (left) and One Room Country School Museum of the Thumb (right) taken from near the powerhouse. Behind the row of trees are (left to right) the grain elevator, cider mill, blacksmith shop, and sugar shack.
Thumb Octagon Barn Agricultural Museum Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2021
4. Thumb Octagon Barn Agricultural Museum Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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