The first teacher in Wallowa was Reverend Milton S.
Anderson beginning in June 1876. The school was held for 1 month when it was
halted by an scare of an Indian attack. Schools during this time usually were
held for 3 months.
They were held in the fall and spring during a time of good weather.
Diamond Prairie School
January 11, 1895
School Report for District 12 for the month beginning Dec 3, 1894 and ending January 3, 1895
Those pupils whose name are on the Roll of Honor:
James and Lindsay Conner
Teacher: Minna R Day
This school was at sometimes in news stories
called the Diamond Prairie school. It was
located near the intersection of the
North Bear Cr. Rd and
Lower Diamond Lane. The school building was moved to South Main St.
by Charlie Brown and used as a store after the school was closed.
February 8, 1895 School Report
Report of school in District 12 for the month ending February 1, 1895
Those standing the highest average in the written examination:
Those pupils whose names are on the honor roll are:
Robert and Anna Conner
Hattie and Claude Lockwood
Pearl, Fannie and Wm Womack
Minna R Day Teacher
The Progressive Party held many of their political rallies at this school in the late 1890s.
Found in the Aurora Newspaper published in Joseph and Enterprise.