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Bell School

September 14, 2013 by Hubbard County Historical Museum Director

** Reminder**  Alice’s Soup and Salad Luncheon is this coming week.  Thursday September 19,  tickets can be bought at the door.  Cost $7.00 each serving homemade soups, salads and desserts from 11:30 to 1:30  in the Art Galley upstairs in the Museum.  Please join us!


The Bell School at Chamberlain was in school district #18 originally.   There were three schools in Chamberlain:  Center School, East School and Bell School.   Center School was located 2 miles north on State Hwy 64 (S.E. Corner of Section 16) Bell School was in the village of Chamberlain ( S.E. Corner of Section 28) East School was1 1/2 miles east on a township road ( S.E. Corner of Section 26)

The School District was first established in 1895.

Here are some of the school children in 1927 -1928.  Martin Anderson whose father is in this photo so kindly shared the photo with us!


  1. IntenseGuy says:

    I wonder how many of those girls wanted to wear caps!! :)


    Thanks for posting the photos..I also have photos of grandfather’s general store in same period if anyone has any interest or information.

  3. Dorothy (Pritchard) Crook says:

    Wow, this is the first time I have had an opportunity to see the photo of the Bell School. The teacher (Miss Florence DeFore) was my great Aunt. She was married to my great Uncle Bennie Pritchard. They were married for 70 years. In fact, I recall contacting Paul Harvey (about 10 years ago)to have him announce their 70th year together. Paul Harvey did make the announcement during the ‘Paul Harvey News and Comments’ over national radio stations. I was so pleased to know Bennie and Florence heard the announcement over the radio in Oklahoma, where they were living at the time.

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