Grand Lake School History

Grand Lake School History

The attempt to write the history of the Grand Lake School has been quite a task. Many obstacles have been encountered, since the school’s early beginnings are cloaked in the obscurity of the past. Many records have been lost, and in the early years none were kept. In compiling the information we know that mistakes have been made. Many people have been contacted and interviewed. Their time and help so generously given is greatly appreciated. Much has been garnered from the memory of some of our “old-timers”.

Bear with the committee which has worked long and faithfully to make this history as interesting and authentic as possible.

Click to download the complete Trails-Grand Lake School History – through 1950s

School timeline

Pictures of the Grand Lake School – Three schools plus


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