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District 3 school open on Thursdays

PIPESTONE -- District No. 3 one-room schoolhouse at L. H. Moore Park in Pipestone will be open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays through the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day).

District No. 3, also known as the Farmer School, was originally located four and a half miles west of Pipestone near Minnesota 30. It was built around 1880 and closed its doors in the 1960s. It was moved to the Pipestone County Fairgrounds and in 1984 to its current location at Moore Park in Pipestone. It is maintained by the Pipestone County Historical Society.

Admission to the schoolhouse is free. Donations are appreciated and they will be put toward the continuing upkeep of the historic schoolhouse.

For information, phone (507) 825-2563.