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Where was Neallo?

Posted by Anza Bast on Aug 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

One of the official actions at the first School Board meeting on August 29, 1887 was to name and number the schools.  # 5 was Shiloh, #7 Cross Prairie, #11 Neallo and #13 was Lakeview, to name a few.  There were a total of twenty-one with #22, Merry Winter, added the following month.  The salary for teachers assigned between ten and fifteen students was set at $20 a month; classes above fifteen students would result in $1.50 per student per month additional payment.


By 1890 a one-room school, Sunny Side, had been built by S.L. Lupfer and was situated at Maryland Avenue and Tenth Street in St. Cloud, Florida. 

 Sunny Side School, OCHS


A larger one-room schoolhouse has been replicated and can be toured at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek.  Field trips for students may also be scheduled; for more information please visit us at: http://osceolahistory.org/field-trips/


Sources:  “The Osceola County Centennial Book, 1987”; “River of the Long Water” by Alma Hetherington

Photo source:  Osceola County Historical Society photograph archives

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