Dixboro School Dixboro, Michigan
The red brick schoolhouse on our cover is located in Dixboro, Michigan. Dix- boro;is;located;just;east;of;Ann;Arbor;on;Michigan;14E,;in;Washtenaw;Coun- ty. According to records from the Washtenaw County Historical Society, the
how the building was constructed. She reports that bricklayers came from Ann Ar-
astonishing to us now, but Mrs. Freeman reported that the building was basically just
a foundation, brick walls, roof, belfry, and bell, with the interior walls being plastered. The school did not have water, plumbing, electricity, a furnace, or carpeting.
Water was carried in from a hand pump in the yard, and a stove located in the center of the school provided heat. The building was also furnished with chalkboards,
chalk, a wash basin, and water pail with a dipper.
built a house and a frame barn, which were followed over the next two years by a
become a bigger town than Ann Arbor. Unfortunately, this hope did not hold true.
The railroad that was supposed to come through Dixboro bypassed it, and Ann Ar-bor;outpaced;Dixboro’s;growth.
became a judge.
Dixboro is well known for its most famous feature, Dixboro General Store. The
can find Dixboro General Store on Facebook. In the past, it housed the post office, a
barber chair, and a dance hall. When you visit today, you will find owners Steve and
Brenda Dani continuing the tradition of providing a memorable visit.
Tina Rice and her husband Tim are in their seventeenth year of homeschooling and have six more to go.
Two of their children have graduated and are in college. They use an eclectic mix of Classical and relaxed
educational materials. When Tina is not teaching, she can be found reading, working on Homeschool Psych
business, or working in her home studio on a batch of tie dye. You can follow her blog at www.Tinas TieDye
.blogspot.com or visit her website: www.Tinas TieDye.com.
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