Minnesota Schools In The Early 1900s Are Nothing Like They Are Today

For many of us, one-room schoolhouses are quaint places to visit to get a taste of long-ago history. Many small towns have preserved their schools to draw visitors. But a century ago, these little schools were a normal part of everyday life, a way to educate students of all ages. These photos of Minnesota schools in the early 1900s will show you that schools back then were nothing like they are today.

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Did you know these little schools were so important to Minnesota history? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. And if you’re looking for more old-school facts about Minnesota, check out our list of 11 unusual historical facts you didn’t know about Minnesota.