One hundred and twenty-five years ago, a small building north of Washburn was full of children running in and out of classes.
Today the Ingersoll School is a National Historic Site. This Sunday will be the 125th anniversary celebration for the school grounds.
The anniversary is in conjunction with Turtle Days in Turtle Lake. Lunch will be served, and the school grounds and cemetery will be open for display.
Many guests are expected to attend the anniversary. Some will be descendants of school teachers and students.
The school was mostly used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was built like a typical one-room school house and hasn't had many updates since 1885. Today it is maintained by the Ingersoll Veeder Cemetery Association.
Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. with the celebration following at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no cost.
The Ingersoll School is located just south of Highway 200, seven miles east of Underwood or nine miles west of Turtle Lake.