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Fred Lynch

Egypt Mills School

Posted Friday, November 21, 2014, at 12:00 AM

Egypt Mills School was built in 1891. It served the community of Egypt Mills until it was consolidated with other rural schools to form the Nell Holcomb School District in 1960. The picture was made by G.D. Fronabarger in the 1950s.


Jan. 30, 1929 Southeast Missourian

School at Egypt Mills Gets Piano from Cape College

Sixteen pupils of the Egypt Mills school have made excellent grades in spelling the past month, according to their teacher, Miss Nell Holcomb. They are: Lillian Heise, Walter Reiman, Edwin Rubel, Albert Brockmire, Amos Harmon, William Schumacher, Glenn Brockmire, Lester Hengst, Glenn Niedling, Morris Randol, Edna Maevers, Louise Miller, Retha Tricky, Ernestine Hahn, Dorothy Noland and Sterling Miller.

The school has recently purchased a piano from the Teachers College at Cape Girardeau, the teacher reports, and the pupils are enjoying its use.


In 1984, the Egypt Mills School was turned over to the East County Fire Protection District for a ceremonial demolition with a controlled burn.


Previous blog:

Miss Nell Holcomb

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  • I was in the 4th grade at the old school. My teacher was

    Mrs. Englmen. 5th grade at Nell Hollcomb.

    1,2&3 grade at Judine School, Miss Nell Hollcomb was my teacher all 3 years.

    Miss. Hollcomb was also my Dads teacher for his first 4 years.

    -- Posted by bignorm on Sun, Nov 23, 2014, at 3:00 PM