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Old 09-16-2006, 10:57 PM
 
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Are there any others around that went to HACKETT SCHOOL(ONE ROOM COUNTRY SCHOOL) approx 3 to 4 miles west of Fowlerville, MI, (on Stowe Road)? When I first started there it had EIGHT GRADES about 63 students and ONE teacher. (in the early 50's) Later they cut it to 6 grades and about 40-45 students and still ONE teacher. We had an outhouse for most of the years there. The year after they partitioned off part of the schoolroom to put in a (one) indoor toilet they closed the school. I remember the partition was only a visual block and was only about 7 feet high AND EVERYONE SITTING IN CLASS COULD HEAR WHAT YOU WERE DOING BEHIND THE PARTITION.

I remember when they told us they were going to shut down the school and we were all going to be bussed to Fowlerville the teacher went up into the attic and found a box of papers that were memoirs of the children who had been taught at that school since the late 1800's there were lots of old papers and photos. I don't know what happened to them. She let me keep the very old stamps off the envelopes and I glued them into the back of my book and promptly lost track of the book.

Much later the school was sold and turned into a residence. I don't know if it is still there or not.
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