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School Name:    West Aurora School              School District Number:    #027

Township:  Twn41N    Range:  Rng15W    Section:  Sec16

Latitude:  38.314800 N      Longitude:  -92.591900 W

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 West Aurora School
West Aurora School

School Information:

Date Started:    1897               Date Closed:

  • Some teachers have been:
  • Teachers: Judge Jenkins lists the following teachers for the early years of the school:
1897-98 Vona Harrison      
1898-99 Jennie McClure      
1899-00 Sallie Campbell      
1900-01 Minnie Marsh      
  • West Aurora School District was established from territory in the Franklin, Cooper, and Aurora Springs Districts.

The assessed valuation of the school district, when established in 1897, was a sum of $17,235, with total taxes collected for all school purposes, $259.64.

Resident Taxpayers in 1897:
William Boan, S.D. Bliss, W.P. Bliss, Fred Buler, E.F. Brown, J.N. Babcoke, R.R. Brent, W.J. Buchanan, G.A. Cook, N.R. Childs, C.C. Crane, P.J. Davidson, S.P. Dresser, Geo. W. Gouge, H.G. Hooeland, Charles Bell, Geo. Jobe, A.T. Jones, C.H. Kirkendall, W. Henry Kaufmann, George M. Polly, James Petitt, J.W. Roark, R. Richardson, J.R. Spencer, A.V. Simpson, C.H. Taylor, J.D. Wadley, and Cal. Wilson..

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