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History

Making a Mark on Racine County

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In 1850, Thomas Drought donated land and built a log schoolhouse where his mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Drought, was the first teacher.  In 1847 it was reported that 17 children were listed in the district.

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Eventually this building was sold for $1,015.00.  A new building was built in 1952 west of the previous location.  In 1954 an addition was added to accommodate the increasing enrollment.

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Unfortunately the school building was lost in fire on August 23, 1961. Drought students attended school at North Cape while a new building was erected.  Since then, Drought has experienced several additions to the rebuilt school building, most recently in 1998 when a new wing housing the library, cafeteria, offices, and miscellaneous classrooms were added.