Schools of the Past: Columbus District 11, Cutler: The return

As has been written numerous times before in the documentation of school history, if new historical information became available that may be of interest to all that read these articles, it would be passed to the public via The Evening Sun. Such is the case with the Cutler District #11 in Columbus.

We have Rose Wellman, Sherburne Town Historian, to thank for the above photo of the Cutler District School, which was located near Sears Pond on County Road 24 (Shawler Brook Road) in the Township of Columbus.

Rose came across this photo of the school and we are assuming from the photo that the schoolhouse was the proverbial “little red schoolhouse.” You will note in the photo that the flagpole was attached to the building rather than stand alone. The chimney was located at the read or north side of the building and the building apparently faced the pond, which would indicate that the schoolhouse was located on what would be the east side of the pond with the door facing towards the road.

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