At their meeting on Tuesday the Jefferson County Historical Society unveiled a recondition sign that was used at the District 10 schoolhouse museum. The society is preparing to reconstructing the stone wall that supports the plaque marking the Mormon Trail and the District 10 school. The Historical Society is planning to hold a re-dedication when all improvements are completed.
The District 10 Schoolhouse Museum is located one-half mile west and one mile south of the Alexandria State Lakes, on the Oregon Trail in northwestern Jefferson County.
This schoolhouse turned museum features monuments dedicated to the memory of the Oregon Trail, Pony Express and Mormon travelers who passed through Jefferson County.
The school was established in Meridian in the 1860’s and was relocated to the Jacob Dein farm. The present schoolhouse, built in 1898, stands at the original location and is now property of the Jefferson County Historical Society and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
(Photo and story submitted by Dennis Kenning)