Dwight Powell and his siblings attended the one-room school house known as Coon Creek School in Rockton, Illinois. The school remained opened until 1953 according to Beloit Daily News, This Day In History, June 2, 2003: 50 Years Ago on June 2, 1953: The one-room brick Coon Creek school near Rockton will be closed for good at the end of the school year this Friday; students living in the area served by the school now will attend Shirland school.
One of Dwight’s mementos of those years is the school “yearbook” presented here. Click to enlarge.
“Coon Creek Pupils” – Names listed in the Class of 1915: George Anderson, Claude Austin, Lillian Austin, Sewall Austin, Elizabeth Clover, Lore Clover, Esther Dahlen, Madeline Harper, Dwight Powell, Leslie Powell, Marian Powell, George Taylor, Helen Taylor, Ray Thomas, Mildred Shepardson, Norman Shepardson
Class of 1924
An aerial photo of the site is found in the: This is Winnebago County, Illinois published in 1956 by Inland Photo Co. Chicago, IL
Aerial view of Coon Creek School published in 1956
Here is another photo of the school: As published The William A. Phelps Family book by Larry Krug
Circa 1952 as published in the William Phelps family book
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