District No. 51

District No. 51

Olive Union

Taken in part from 

The History of the School Districts of 
Decatur County, Kansas
1940
compiled and completed
by Katie B. Cornell, July

School district #51 was formed July 18, 1885.  The school house was located on Section 3, Township 2, Range 28.  The school was know as Olive Union.  It being a union school of part of Olive and Sherman Townships.  

The first school house was a one room Soddy built in 1885.  In 1887 a larger sod school house was constructed to meet the ever increasing roll of school pupils.   In 1894 the district voted to build a frame building.  It was 30 feet long with 6 windows, double seats, blackboards and a teachers desk.  The library was started in 1906.

School Year 1907-1908

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