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Van Keuren School (Allegan, Mich.)



Allegan County, Michigan was home to over 200 one room schoolhouses, some dating back to the 19th century. One such school was the Van Keuren School (also known as the Mapleview School) built in 1846 in Allegan County’s District No. 6. at the corner of 118th Ave. and 26th Ave., though it was later moved to the northwestern corner of the property. This section of land was purchased in 1846 by Philo Van Keuren (1815-1887), Nina “May” Van Keuren’s grandfather. The Van Keuren School was the first schoolhouse to be built in Allegan Township, though it no longer exists today.

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Allegan School Card

 Item — Box: 1 of 1
Identifier: RH-A-4304
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of one card from District No. 6, Allegan school dating from the 1889-1890 Winter Term. At the top of the card, the phrase “He who conquers self is the greatest victor” can be found. The card also contains a class roster for the 1889-1890 Winter Term class, including three columns of 29 student names and the names of three school board members below that. On the back of the card, written in black ink, is the name “May Van Keuren” as well as “Allegan,...
Dates: 1889-1890