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Letters: Clover Hill School burned

Clover Hill School burned A Clover Township landmark was destroyed by fire recently. The old school house, which was the second schoolhouse that burned on this site, was destroyed. Dist. 24 was organized in 1897. The Arago news in the April 1897 ...

Clover Hill

School burned

A Clover Township landmark was destroyed by fire recently. The old school house, which was the second schoolhouse that burned on this site, was destroyed.

Dist. 24 was organized in 1897. The Arago news in the April 1897 Park Rapids Enterprise said, "Work has begun on the schoolhouse in Dist. 24." This was known as the Clover Hill School. When it was no longer used for school, it was the Clover Town Hall and also used by the Little Mantrap Sportsman's Club. It has been vacant for a number of years.

The first schoolhouse burned sometime around 1930. A new building was built and this is the one that burned recently.

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Now, for some unknown reason, all that is left is a pile of black ashes and about a dozen dead trees.

Frank Mitchell, local

historian, Park Rapids

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