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category: Waypoint, date: 2014-12-25, by Otto Bochman
Glen Erin School

HISTORIC SITE

GLEN ERIN SCHOOL

SITE OF THE FIRST PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING IN THE BLACK HILLS. BUILT BY ED WALSH, JAMES DORAN AND GEORGE GUNDLACH. LOGS WERE HAND HEWN FROM NEARBY TREES AND HAULED TO THE SITE BY OXEN. FIRST SCHOOL WAS HELD IN SUMMER OF 1882. TEACHER WAS MR FOWLER. LAST SCHOOL 1920, TEACHER MARGARET ADAIR.

COURTESY OF CUSTER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

site of first school building in the Black HillsSITE OF THE FIRST PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING IN THE BLACK HILLS.
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