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Schools & Universities

From Normal School to EWU and many rural schools to the Cheney Public School system, these institutions are a major part of our district’s story.

From Academy to Normal

Benjamin P Cheney Academy

Second Tyler School

First Tyler School

Students & teacher of Tyler School

Crunk’s Hill & Cheney’s First School

Photo by Carlene Hardt: Crunk's Hill

1915 – Normal School / Showalter Hall

Entrance to Showalter Hall

1930 – Fisher Building to School House Lofts

School House Lofts
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