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Ravinia in Charles Mix County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Ravinia Consolidated School

 
 
The Ravinia Consolidated School Marker image. Click for full size.
December 3, 2021
1. The Ravinia Consolidated School Marker
Inscription.  This marker commemorates and gives directions to the Ravinia Consolidated School site and memorial ¼ mile south on County Highway 21 in Ravinia.

The school operated from 1917-1967 when reorganization dissolved the district. During this period 560 students graduated from this school with many more attending but not graduating due to closing.

The first School of Ravinia was established October 1910 when Ravinia was one year old with 34 pupils enrolled. In 1913 an election passed to build a four room brick school costing $7,500 which opened in February 1914. This school burned to the ground on December 21, 1916. The school year was completed in various buildings in town.

An election was held on April 12, 1917 to consolidate Ravinia and Plain Center Townships passing unanimously. A new three story brick school costing $50,000 was constructed. Buses were purchased to transport rural students. In 1918 Highland District No. 5 and White Swan Townships were voted into the Ravinia Consolidated District having an enrollment of over 200 students.

A school paper, "Our Consolidated School", Vote No! was printed
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in June 1918 later changed to the Ainivar. The school annual was named "Bruian".

The first High School class of two students graduated in 1919.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1910.
 
Location. 43° 8.402′ N, 98° 25.769′ W. Marker is in Ravinia, South Dakota, in Charles Mix County. Marker is on 293rd Street (U.S. 18) 0.1 miles west of Elm Avenue (County Road 21), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Andes SD 57356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ravinia School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (approx. 5.9 miles away); Pickstown / Lewis and Clark (approx. 7.1 miles away); Pickstown Centennial Garden Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Gifts of the Buffalo (approx. 7.6 miles away); Buffalo Tipi Covers (approx. 7.6 miles away); Women's Work: Making & Raising Tipis (approx. 7.6 miles away); Star Power (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
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The Ravinia Consolidated School Marker, from the west image. Click for full size.
December 3, 2021
2. The Ravinia Consolidated School Marker, from the west
The Ravinia Consolidated School Marker, from the east image. Click for full size.
December 3, 2021
3. The Ravinia Consolidated School Marker, from the east
Ravinia Consolidated School site and memorial in Ravinia image. Click for full size.
December 3, 2021
4. Ravinia Consolidated School site and memorial in Ravinia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2021. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 7, 2021. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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