By Henry Netherland

Salmon Prairie celebrates a century of learning


Colleen Kesterson, Pathfinder

Salmon Prairie School sits just off Highway 83 on Salmon Prairie Road. To the left of the school is the storage building that later became a classroom.

SALMON PRAIRIE - "We talked the teacher into letting us go up in the attic to see if we could kill some of the pack rats that were always up there. She went along with us for awhile until she couldn't get us to come down. I made the mistake of telling my folks about what I was doing instead of my studies."

Karen Conley, a former student of Salmon Prairie Elementary School, told this story as it was recorded and published in the book, "Lake County School History, Vol. II' in the chapter on Swan Lake-Salmon Prairie District No. 73. This is just one of many memories shared by hundreds of indiv...

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