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Judy Spooner: School-building boom years started in the '50s

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In keeping with the local history theme in recent columns, I'm writing about the "boom years" in the '50s and '60s in the South Washington County Schools district.

I'm including Newport Elementary, built in 1928, because it underwent several additions and much remodeling during the boom years. In 1955, a lunchroom and kitchen were added as well as a library and office space.

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
(651) 459-7600
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