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Near New Ulm in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Clear Lake School

1864–1971

 
 
Clear Lake School Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
1. Clear Lake School Marker
Inscription. 1864 marked the beginning of District 6 (later known as 179), Sigel township's first of four school districts. The first schoolhouse was built on this site in 1868 with the purchase of 1 acre of land for $10. Civil War general Franz Sigel visited here after the war. The school burned to the ground on September 18, 1881 and was immediately rebuilt at a cost of $760. In 1925, the windows were moved to the wall facing the lake. The building was considered one of the best in Brown County due to its solid construction, distinctive red tin roof and bell tower. Over 23 teachers taught more than 450 students during its 107-year history. Many families had multiple generations taught here. State laws forced closure in 1971 when the school and its contents were sold at an auction. The building survives into the 21st century. Fond memories of life in a one-room farm school are left behind.
 
Location. 44° 15.886′ N, 94° 30.777′ W. Marker is near New Ulm, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is on 170th Avenue 0.3 miles south of County Highway 25, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is near the northeast shore of Clear Lake. Marker is in this post office area: New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured
Clear Lake School Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
2. Clear Lake School Marker
south side of marker with duplicate text
as the crow flies. Father Valentine Sommereisen (approx. 3 miles away); Colonel Wilhelm Pfaender (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hermann Monument (approx. 3.5 miles away); Joseph A. Harman (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Wallachei (approx. 3.8 miles away); Junior Pioneers of New Ulm and Vicinity (approx. 3.9 miles away); Leavenworth Rescue Expedition (approx. 3.9 miles away); Adams Park (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Ulm.
 
Categories. Education
 
Clear Lake School Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
3. Clear Lake School Marker
Clear Lake and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
4. Clear Lake and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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