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Photographic portrait of Susan Hazeltine, the first schoolteacher in Carver County, c.1855. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Susan Hazeltine

Photographic portrait of Susan Hazeltine, the first schoolteacher in Carver County, c.1855. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Photograph of the first schoolhouse in Carver County (in Chanhassen Township) c.1855. At the time, the school's teacher was Susan Hazeltine. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

First schoolhouse in Carver County

Photograph of the first schoolhouse in Carver County (in Chanhassen Township), c.1855. At the time, the school's teacher was Susan Hazeltine. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Public Schools in Carver County

Early schools in Minnesota were one-room schoolhouses. The first school in Carver County, built in 1855, was one of these. It became part of the first school district in Minnesota, Public School District #1 in Carver, which was formed in 1856.

St. Bernard's Catholic Church

Side view of St. Bernard's Church in Cologne taken in the spring of 1999. The church's school can be seen on the right side of the image. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Photograph of St. Peter's Lutheran School near Watertown c.1920s. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

St. Peter's Lutheran School

Photograph of students gathered in front of St. Peter's Lutheran School near Watertown, c.1920s. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Photograph of St. Joseph's Parochial School c.1880.

St. Joseph's Parochial School

Photograph of St. Joseph's Parochial School c.1880. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Color postcard depicting St. Joseph’s Catholic Parochial School and Sister’s Home. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia

St. Joseph’s Catholic Parochial School and Sister’s Home

Color postcard depicting St. Joseph’s Catholic Parochial School and Sister’s Home. Photograph Collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia

St. John's Lutheran Church and School at 300 4th Street East in Chaska, MN. The church is the long, three-story building; the church is on its far right side. Note the steeple at the far right of the church. Image rights retained by the Carver County Historical Society.

St. John’s Lutheran Church and School

St. John's Lutheran Church and School at 300 4th Street East in Chaska. The church is the long, three-story building; the church is on its far right side. Note the steeple at the far right of the church. Photograph collection, Carver County Historical Society, Waconia.

Private Schools in Carver County

Early schools in Carver County were typical of those found in nineteenth century Minnesota. Schools were small then, and grew out of the community's desire to educate local children. They were often held in the same building as the church or town meeting hall, and had ties to both, so were not clearly public or private.

Black-and-white photograph of Professor Roy W. Meyer at his Mankato State College desk in the early 1960s.

Roy W. Meyer

Black-and-white photograph of Professor Roy W. Meyer at his Mankato State College desk in the early 1960s.

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