The Huset Pioneer School

The Huset School was built in an area known as “The Island” of Boy Lake Township. This was a few square miles of rather high land between Leech Lake and Big Boy Lake, with the Boy River to the north and a cedar swamp to the South. Settlers came into this area in the early 1900s and by 1911 there were 14 children in need of an education. Log buildings were the rule, so the settlers cut trees, hewed and fit the logs by hand and this little school was born. The county officials allowed $100 for furnishings and textbooks, and the first teacher was paid $18.00 per month. This school was open from 1912 until 1937, and like so many other rural schools, it served as a social center