By Lori Taylor
P. C. Museum Curator 

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, July 5, 2023


What/where was the first schoolhouse in Dodson? If you answered the Dan Nicolson house, you would be correct. The year was 1904-1905. Miss Short (who was not) and Miss Moore were two of the first teachers. In 1906 the school patrons donated materials and labor for a small building which was the new school. In 1912-13 a grand amount of $10.000.00 was gathered to erect a two-story frame building. This remained the school for Dodson until 1939. In 1921-22 there were 133 students enrolled. The PC Museum has a replica of an old school donated by Gary Fado. It is a school but also a birdhouse. St...

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