Sisters Mary and Martha Johnson of Douglas County, Wisconsin, recently celebrated their 78-year tie to Poplar School. The sisters, now in their 90s, attended the school from the 1930s to the 1950s.
The school, which was located in the town of Poplar, was a one-room schoolhouse that served the rural community. It was a place where the Johnson sisters and their classmates learned the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic.
The school was also a place where the Johnson sisters and their classmates learned the importance of community. They were taught to respect their elders, help their neighbors, and look out for one another.
The Johnson sisters fondly remember their time at Poplar School. They recall the teachers who taught them, the friends they made, and the lessons they learned.
The Johnson sisters also remember a tragic event that occurred at the school in the 1950s. A dog belonging to a student was shot and killed by a neighbor. The incident caused a great deal of sadness and anger in the community.
The Johnson sisters are proud to have been part of the Poplar School community. They are thankful for the education they received and the lessons they learned. They are also thankful for the 78-year tie they have to the school.
The Johnson sisters’ story is a reminder of the importance of education and community. It is also a reminder of the power of memories and the strength of family ties.