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Lewellen in Garden County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

School District 55

 
 
School District 55 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2015
1. School District 55 Marker
Inscription.
Residents of the district built this stone schoolhouse in the summer of 1903.

Rock quarried from the nearby hillsides was hauled in and laid in lime and sand mortar. A nearby rancher donated the quarried lintels above the doors and windows.

This building replaced an older sod schoolhouse located east of Windlass Hill.

From five and twelve students attended this school in the years from its constructions until 1919.
 
Location. 41° 17.135′ N, 102° 6.93′ W. Marker is in Lewellen, Nebraska, in Garden County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 26, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Ash Hollow State Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lewellen NE 69147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trading Post (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Windlass Hill Pioneer Homestead (approx. mile away); Ash Hollow (approx. one mile away); Ash Hollow Geology (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rough Going (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wagon Ruts (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wagons in the West (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewellen.
 
Categories. Education
 
School District 55 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2015
2. School District 55 Marker
Inside the Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2015
3. Inside the Schoolhouse
Marker in Ash Hollow State Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2015
4. Marker in Ash Hollow State Historical Park
District 55 Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2015
5. District 55 Schoolhouse
Inside the Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2015
6. Inside the Schoolhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 17, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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