Prior School, District 69, Bureau County, Illinois

Donated by Susan Whalen

Susan writes " I thought  you might like this photo postcard which is labelled "Prior School District 69, Bureau County."  This came from a collection of postcards that belonged to my great-grandfather's second wife, Carrie Peterson. (She later married my Gr-grandfather John Johnson and became Carrie Johnson.) John Johson was her school teacher at a country school near Sheffield, Illinois. Most of the postcards in the collection are dated between 1900 and 1930. This one was addressed to my grandfather (Carrie's stepson) Gail Johnson, Prophetstown, Illinois but has no stamp or postmark.  Carrie married John Johnson after his first wife died in the 1918 influenza epidemic, so my guess is that this postcard was sent between 1919 and 1930, but I don't know when the photo was taken.

Prior School was located northwest of Princeton on Backbone Road near the junction of the County Road 1700E

If anyone has any additional information about this school, it will be greatly appreciated.

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