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Former teacher Mary Erickson sits at the desk she used in 1951-53 to teach at Cormorant Schoolhouse. It now sits in the basement's history room, below the fully restored original schoolhouse. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

Cormorant center is 100 years young

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Cormorant School District No. 14 was organized Jan. 6, 1874, with Miss Jane Bardsley as the first teacher.

One of the largest country schools, there were 50-60 pupils, so the schoolhouse was divided into two rooms by a curtain, which still works 100 years later.


"It was the elite of country schools," former teacher Mary Erickson said.

She even had a janitor, which was unheard of back when she taught in the 1950s.

"I was busy," she said.

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