Near Johnstown in Brown County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Lakeland Sod High School
Altogether 33 students attended Lakeland, with 11 receiving high school diplomas. Some students rode horseback up to ten miles; others stayed with families and helped with chores for their room and board. With Nebraska Department of Education approval and through the efforts of the county superintendent and school patrons, students in the sparsely populated sandhills of southern Brown County received their higher education during the hard times of the 1930s.
Erected by Brown County Historical Society; Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 236.)
Marker series. Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 33.643′ N, 100° 0.85′ W. Marker is near Johnstown, Nebraska, in Brown County. Marker is on US 20 (U.S. 20), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown NE 69214, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Ainsworth Army Air Field (approx. half a mile away).
Categories. • Education • Settlements & Settlers •
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