Lisbon District No. 10  School History

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Lisbon District No. 10 School History

Compiled and Editedby Mike Reilly, January 2, 2006

Last updated 01/02/2006

Lisbon: School District No. 10 – Annette C. Purdy,Teacher/ 43 scholars. No schoolhouse site to speak of. The 27(?) x 9 house islocated on the street, bounded on the north by a blacksmith shop; on the east bya barnyard dog kennel; and on the south by a potato patch. The sound of hammerand anvil–the yelling of dogs–the neighing of horses–“the rumbling ofwheels o’er the stony street”–the dirt of the road mingling with the fumesof the barn-yard and smoke of the forge, make it just about as unfit a place fora school as can wee be imagined. The Prospect Hill establishment is quiterespectable in comparison with the Sussex institution. Miss Purdy is doing aswell as could be expected under the circumstances. She is a superior scholar, acompetent teacher, and is worthy of a better schoolhouse to labor in. WaukeshaFreeman, July 1, 1862