Pine Island School


The one-room school was open from 1915 to about 1962*, and is located approximately 10 miles south of
Ryegate, Montana, in the Big Coulee. *Richard Zinne, formerly of the Big Coulee, attended school there from 1956 to 1960⁄61.His cousins were students at Pine Island for at least another year after that.


Pine Island School 1916-17
I found this booklet in my great aunt Nellie Hocker's estate and scanned it to show the detail of the illustrations.





Pine Island School 1931
Margaret Knopp
Alma Witaukas
Orma Helmerichs
Tub (Alvin) Zinne
Madeline Mashino, teacher
Jackie Durham, 1st grade
Vera Jean Ice
Jim Zinne
Louis Hinrichs
Audrey Ice, 1st grade
Toots Zinne, 1st grade
Fay Durham, 1st grade



The Big Coulee Kids Taken at the home of Ed & Betty Kunesh, February 9, 1950


Back Row
Bobby Kunesh
Raelynn Olson
Karen Zinne
David Schraudner
Colleen Schraudner
Charles Zinne
On Arm
Judy Schanz
Front Row
Shirley Kunesh
Nina Schanz
Richard Zinne
Juanita Zinne
Les Kinsey
Lyle Kinsey
Jimmy Ott
Alice Schanz
On Arm
Eddie Olson 

Shirley Kunesh's Birthday Party


Pine Island School  1951


Back Row (L-R)
Nina Schanz
Robert Schifley
Ione Swartz, teacher
Jerry Sherrod
Jimmy Ott
Front Row (L-R)
Alice Schanz
Leslie Kinsey
David Sherrod
Richard Schifley
Shirley Kunesh


Pine Island School, 1993




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