Galena Schoolhouse 1882

The schoolhouse cost $1,135 plus $25 for extra work.  The builder was W. V Doyle.
Julia Rogers was the first teacher, and her salary was $55 per month.

The school closed after the 1942-1943 school year.  Eva Gibson was the last teacher.  She was paid $90 per month. 

A list of all the teachers in chronological order is here.

The schoolhouse has been used periodically for field trips from area schools.


A Frenchman visits Galena in 1883

The Sitting Bull Mine

Death of Phillip Garvey

Galena map, 1886

Galena map, 1890s

Galena map, 1920s


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