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First Public School in Michigan - Bridge School - Raisinville Township, Michigan
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
N 41° 57.655 W 083° 32.914
17T E 288797 N 4648578
Quick Description: The public school in Michigan is located at the corner of Dixon and Ida Maybee Road in Raisinville Township. It is now used as the township hall. Parking is available.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 9/22/2007 1:07:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM28FY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 42

Long Description:
First Public School in Michigan
Pioneer settlers of Raisinville Township were the first citizens to Michigan to fully organize a school district which provided a building and financial support for basic education.
During 1828 the district built a log schoolhouse on land deeded to them by George Sorter. They named it after nearby Bruckner Bridge, newly completed across the River Raisin.
A larger structure built entirely of walnut replaced the log house in 1832. The present brick building was erected in 1868 and added to in 1920. It served as a school continuously until 1950 after its consolidation with Dundee Community Schools.

In 1957 the Dundee School Board deeded the property to Monroe County Historical Society.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 01/01/1828

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