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According to information furnished, the old District School was located at bottom of Harris Road near intersection of Cryder Creek Road. It was moved many years ago to Wellsville ...(more)


Thanks to Connie Washburn for obtaining this copy of the old District 4 School; Names of People in picture above: (L-R) Anson Richmond, Wilford (Bill) Perry, Mary Webb, Gerald Gr...(more)

Spring Mills School No.4

According to a map published by W. B. Thrall Map & Survey Co of Perry, NY, in 1929, The Spring Mills School was District #3 school in Town of Independence at an elevation of 209...(more)

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Thanks to Linda Smith, a 1910 Souvenir with listing of students.

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Whitesville 7th 8th 1941

"Attached is a picture of (I believe) the 7th and 8th grade class at Whitesville in 1941. In the second row on the left I think is Hazel Ellison Brown, and the teacher is probably ...(more)


Cryder Creek School, 1927. In Pic are: Bernice Tait, Mary Harris, Mack Clark, Leo Peet, Robert Kellogg, Robert Teater, Margaruite Clark, Monica Wilson, and Homer Easton Phot...(more)

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