Quick facts about Dawson High School (the link connects to much more school information on Illinois Glory Days, a website that chronicles more than 1,100 closed high schools throughout Illinois).
Opened as grade school: 1867
3-year high school began: 1886
New building constructed: 1895
Last time as stand-alone high school: May 1937
Merged to become part of Tri-City HS: September 1937
HS students first attend Tri-City in Buffalo: September 1938
Grade school closed: May 1969
Thanks to Phil Shadid for directing us to Illinois Glory Days.
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