Cormorant center is 100 years young
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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