Schools of the Past: Guilford: The Village Schools District #14, Part I


This week and for the next several articles will be focused to the history that surrounds the schools that were and still exist in the Village of Guilford. With the settlement of what is now the village, the early pioneers, as has been written numerous times before, knew that their children needed to be educated. Previously written was the article relevant to the Ives Settlement School which was indeed primitive to say the least. In the village proper the first actual schoolhouse was just as primitive as it was a log cabin structure and you can only contemplate the fear that the children experienced attending this early educational institution, no real roads, the prevalence of wild life, bear, deer, bob cats, wolves, foxes, etc.

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