Big Arm School

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Big Arm School
Big Arm School is located in Montana
Big Arm School
Big Arm School is located in the US
Big Arm School
Location 7th and D Streets
Coordinates 47°47′48″N 114°17′41″W / 47.79667°N 114.29472°W / 47.79667; -114.29472Coordinates: 47°47′48″N 114°17′41″W / 47.79667°N 114.29472°W / 47.79667; -114.29472
Area 2.75 acres (1.11 ha)
Built c.1915
NRHP Reference # 07000816
Added to NRHP August 16, 2007[1]

The Big Arm School is a site on the National Register of Historic Places located northwest of Polson, Montana. It was added to the Register on August 16, 2007.

It is a one-story, wood-frame, 36 by 24 feet (11.0 m × 7.3 m) school building which also served as a dance hall and a polling station and in other functions. It was built in the mid-1910s and served both Indian and non-Indian students for fifty years. Its first teacher was a Mr. Howe; another named M.P. Elder taught 33 students from 15 families in 1915-16. During 1944-45 there were just five students, taught by Marie Twitchel, including her brother.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Kate Hampton (May 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Big Arm School" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved August 6, 2017.