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Dinger School


Photo by Sarah Hultmark, c. 1981, History Room Photo File P-1278

Location: (Fractional District #4) Sections 32 and/or 33, north side of junction of YZ Avenue and 28th Street.

In 1918 called School No. 4. It was not listed in the county school directories after 1945, so it probably closed after the 1944-45 school year.


1925-26 Josephine Hopkins

1927-28 Mildred Schultz

1929-30 Linna Will

1930-31 Margaret Ballman

1931-34 Mrs. Goldie Shafer

1934-35 Mrs. Pauline Maile

1935-36 Wilford Gerould

1936-37 Ruth P. Miller

1937-40 Mrs. Lena Graham

1940-41 Mrs. Dora DeMerrill

1941-43 Mrs. Edith Snow

1943-44 Mrs. Dora DeMerrill

1944-45 Mrs. Leola Wiltse





List of one-room schools still standing in Kalamazoo County in 1982

  • Hultmark, Sarah.
  • Manuscript, Local History Collection, Kalamazoo Public Library

Maps and atlases

USGS topographic maps for Kalamazoo County, 1918 (Leonidas Quadrangle)

  • History Room map case, left drawer #1


Teachers' and School Officers' Directory, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1925-1945 (title varies)

  • Shelved in a pamphlet box with H 379.774 K149 (History Room Storage)


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