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By Gabe Gants
Special to The Record-Times 

History of Davenport's log schoolhouse


Last updated 8/10/2023 at 9:08am

Courtesy Gabe Gants

Lincoln County's first log schoolhouse was built in 1879 and was recently reconstructed by two locals at the Museum.

DAVENPORT - The small schoolhouse structure seen today outside Lincoln County Museums looks a bit different than it did originally but stands proudly on the museum grounds serving as a window into the past.

Its history spans many decades and if it could talk, would tell stories covering over 140 years of local history.

The schoolhouse was originally built in Fall 1879 as a homestead cabin by William McRedmond (whose father, Luke, founded the city of Redmond) along with his neighbors, notably Richard Hutchinson who was an early state representative and senator, just north of Mondovi in the...

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