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Zurich Association of Parents Recalls a Colorful History


November 20, 2019

This summer, Zurich Elementary School will hold its first All-Class Reunion and celebrate its 105-year history. The celebration is scheduled for June 12-13, 2020. However, in 1988, the survival of the school itself was in question.

On September 5, 1988, the wooden structure, which was built around 1915, was wiped out by fire. The school fire was reported about 7:00 a.m., but by then the building was so engulfed that it was a total loss. Although the fire was blamed on an apparent electrical malfunction, the cause was never precisely determined.

At the time of the fire, 67 students in...

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