After the Civil War,
Adolf Schlameous opened a private school which is remembered as the
first school conducted in Fischer. In 1875, Potter’s Creek
School was established as Fischer's first public school.
In 1886, the name of the
school was changed to Fischer Store School and a new building was erected on 30
acres given by Otto Fischer. The school burned in 1940, and was replaced by the
present building which has been restored. Classes were conducted in this
building until 1957. Several of our present members attended classes in
the building during that time.
The Fischer School
began in the late 1800's with one very strict
teacher who made the students, mostly boys, ages 7
to 20, behave through the use of the "good, old
golden RULER." Two water runs a day were made,
mostly by the fellows, who went down the hill to the
Fischer House and carried up a bucket full. Everyone
then drank from a communal dipper.
The school stands on approximately 30
acres, large enough so the horses many of the
students rode to school, could graze during the day.
The original one-room school house burned and much
of the existing building was built in the 1940's by
locals. Along the way, a second room and the
stage were added. The rock steps, which we are
still using, are the original ones from the 1800's.