Gourdneck Prairie-Webber Schoolhouse, Schoolcraft Township, c.1950
This schoolhouse was constructed in 1870, just north of Gourdneck Prairie Cemetery on
land donated by Joseph Frakes, who is buried in the adjacent cemetery,
along with other members of this pioneer family. It was later called
Webber School, after members of the Webber family who owned adjoining
land for many years. In 1947, it became part of the Vicksburg Community School District.
Gourdneck Prairie-Webber Schoolhouse, Schoolcraft Township, 2011
Although classes have not be held here since the 1957-1958 school year, the Vicksburg Community School District has chosen to preserve the schoolhouse. Today it stands as a reminder of nineteenth and early twentieth century education in rural Michigan.