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Lisbon District No. 10 School History

Compiled and Edited by Mike Reilly, January 2, 2006

Last updated 01/02/2006

Lisbon: School District No. 10 - Annette C. Purdy, Teacher/ 43 scholars. No schoolhouse site to speak of. The 27(?) x 9 house is located on the street, bounded on the north by a blacksmith shop; on the east by a barnyard dog kennel; and on the south by a potato patch. The sound of hammer and anvil--the yelling of dogs--the neighing of horses--"the rumbling of wheels o'er the stony street"--the dirt of the road mingling with the fumes of the barn-yard and smoke of the forge, make it just about as unfit a place for a school as can wee be imagined. The Prospect Hill establishment is quite respectable in comparison with the Sussex institution. Miss Purdy is doing as well as could be expected under the circumstances. She is a superior scholar, a competent teacher, and is worthy of a better schoolhouse to labor in. Waukesha Freeman, July 1, 1862

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