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Wilcox School

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Built: 1886 | Year Saved: 2012
Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance

Built in 1886, Wilcox School District 29 is significant as one of only a few remaining rural school houses in Trego County and one of a few remaining native limestone one-room schools left in the United States. The school served Wilcox Township for sixty years. District 29 was eventually consolidated with other rural districts and the Wilcox School closed in 1947. Restoration began in 2012, and today the school is a monument to the demanding manual labor and ingenuity of the early settlers of Wilcox Township who dreamed of making a better life for their families and neighbors.

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