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Since the first classroom in 1837, taught by Mrs. Martha Conklin,
wife of Thomas Conklin, the education of the youth of Hartford has been
an important factor of our community. The first school house was
constructed of logs in the southwest part of the township. There were 5
pupils in attendance and the school was taught by Olive Poole, who
received a salary of $1.25 per week.
In July, 1854, District #5 in the village was organized and school
was conducted in the home of Harvey Tomblin. Andoinette Stoughten was
the teacher for District #5. Two years later, in 1857, the first
school house in the village was erected by William Shepard on the lot
where the old Catholic Church now stands.
The first graduating class of 1883 consisted of one student, Dr.
Eugene Ruggles and one teacher.
In 2002, our public school
system is the largest single employer in the community of Hartford.
Hartford alumni often return home as teachers, with a large number of
the support staff comprised of Hartford residents. Senior citizens
(many were also Hartford alumni) enjoy working at the schools as tutors
and mentors, bridging the path to future generations. School buildings,
grounds, and athletic fields are well maintained and remain among the
finest around. The athletic facilities and equipment are top-notch.
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1916 class photo - Miss Watson, Teacher
1925 class photo - Dean Foster, Teacher