January 1878 - May 1957
2. The small room in the schoolhouse was used as the classroom. The larger room was used as a house for the teacher, Henry Groote, and his wife, Minna.
3. Most children enrolled around the age of eight and quit at twelve or thirteen.
4. The cost of living for the teachers at Crabapple was low as they were paid $40.00 per month and were given many food and fuel donations from the community.
5. Many events still occur at the schoolhouse such as meetings, reunions, parties and weddings.
Timeline of the Crabapple Schoolhouse
January 5, 1878- The Crabapple Schoolhouse opened
1882- A second building was created (later used as a post office from 1887-1910)
1884- Crabapple Schoolhouse was designated by Gillespie County
1889- Crapapple was assigned No. 10 for the dividing of districts
1897- Congregation built their own church by the schoolhouse
May, 1953- Crabapple Schoolhouse celebrated its 75th anniversary
May, 1957- the last nine pupils attending the school were taken on buses to FISD
Today- it's used for meetings, weddings, birthdays, voting, and plenty more
(read with excessiveley dramatic Australian accent)
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