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Prairie Grove School


Photo by Sarah Hultmark, c. 1981, History Room Photo File P-1288

Location: District #8 - Section 27, south side of XY Avenue between Portage and  Barton Lake Roads.

Building destroyed by fire in 1991.


1925-26 Leona Swain

1927-28 Mabel L. Starr

1929-30 Gladys Earle

1930-31 Wilma Yunker

1931-33 Gladys Earle

1933-36 Leslie Harmon

1936-37 Glenn L. Heikes

1937-38 Katherine Bullock

1938-41 Virginia Corlew

1941-45 Mrs. Lena Graham

1945-46 Ruth Mary Sager

1946-47 Mary Ruth Sager

1947-48 no longer listed in directory





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, 1922/1950 (Schoolcraft Quadrangle)

  • History Room map case, left drawer #1


"Vicksburg-area school burns"

Kalamazoo Gazette, 28 March 1991, Section C, page 4, column 1.

"Vicksburg sets reward in search for arsonist of historic school


  • Kalamazoo Gazette, 19 May 1991, Section A, page 10, column 1.


Teachers' and School Officers' Directory, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1925-1948 (title varies)

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