Monday, July 27, 2009

District #2 - Torrey

This district is on the far northeast corner of the Town of Bethany. Attendance peaked at thirty students in the early days of the school. In the late 1930s enrollment had declined and it was decided to consolidate with District #9.
In 1907 the teacher's salary was $8.50 per week.
In 1910, discussion was held whether to build new outhouses or to install inside chemical toilets.
One of the first families in this district was pioneer John Torrey and his wife and children, who came here from Connecticut in 1803.

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