Kalamazoo Co MI

Central High School 1940
Kalamazoo College -Harmon Hall
Kalamazoo - Vine Street School
Kalamazoo - Western State Normal
Portage Street School
Scotts High School
Vicksburg School

The first school-house in the township was built near the log house of J. J. Gardner, some time after his advent. The early teacher in this rudely-constructed building is not remembered by the surviving settlers. Soon after a school was organized embracing the children of the families living on section 32, and a log school-house was built, the first teacher being Miss Crucia Ann Tuttle.

School-houses followed the arrival of settlers until the township is well supplied with means of instruction. There are in Wakeshma 6 whole and 4 fractional school districts, presided over by the following directors: J. G. Wicks, N. R. Wakes, Joseph Crotser, A. S. Pomeroy, William Culp, Nathan Holcomb, Thomas Copley, J. C. Mears, George Eberstein, and I. F. Alvord. The whole number of pupils receiving instruction is 463, who are taught by 10 male and 11 female teachers. The total amount paid them in salaries is $1488.50.

Excerpt - Transcribed by Jean Sova
History of Kalamazoo County, Michigan With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of
Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Philadelphia Everts & Abbott 1880 Press of J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia

Kalamazoo, MI (Western State Normal School Incline) (1912)
contributed by Paul Petosky