School in Session, Turn-of-the-Century Style

School and uniforms were so different then.

In 1896, Winfield Scott built a tiny house that became the one-room school in Scottsdale, and the town was named after Scott himself. Class size was 14 students across 8 different grades, the teacher’s salary $45 per month. It soon outgrew the space, and an annex was built in 1909. Today, it houses the Scottsdale Historical Museum, which has a one-room schoolhouse exhibit.


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