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Fairview School to be Featured on 2015 Fairview Old Timer's Festival Button


The present day Fairview School.

Fairview, Montana, the little town too big for one state, has countless amounts of history. This year, the 69th Fairview Old Timer's Festival will celebrate the history of Fairview School and host an all class reunion.

To all past and present students, the Cliff Notes for a history exam of Fairview school follow:

In 1915, the original grade school was constructed. In 1928, Fairview school held an organizational meeting for what was to be the Fairview PTA. In 1936, Fairview fielded its first 6 man football team. 1943 Fairview had its first boxing club. The old gym and old vo-ag building were completed in 1951. Also, in 1951, seventy two high school students made up the "singing band" and were known to be one of the most outstanding band-chorus combos in the northwest by music critics. The present elementary building was built in 1964. The new gym and cafeteria was built in 1968. The school year of 1976/77 brought Fairview school a new shop and vo-ag building and the very first kindergarten class.

If only the halls could talk...The third weekend in July, you will be able to bring the halls of Fairview School alive by taking a walk down memory lane. Fairview School will be open to the public 8:00am – 9:00pm on Thursday, July 16th, 8:00am – 8:00pm on Friday, July 17th as well as 4:00pm – 9:00pm on Saturday, July 18th. Guided tours are available by contacting Jackie Young at 406-742-5265 in advance.

The original Fairview School built 1915. (Photo courtesy of MonDaK Heritage Center)

All past and present students and their families are invited to join Fairview School's all class mixer on Thursday, July 15th at 6:00pm. There will be coffee, lemonade and cookies while connecting with your classmates. At 7:30pm all attendees are asked to gather in the gym by their decade flag for a presentation about the FFA program and other tidbits about Fairview school. Live trivia will follow with each decade competing against one another.

Saturday, July 17th, Fairview School Board of Trustees is hosting a concert at 7pm, "The Cold Hard Cash Show" which is free to the public.

It is a great honor to feature Fairview School on the 2015 festival button. The Kiddy Parade and Grand Parade held on Saturday, July 18th will feature blue and gold themed floats. For more details of the Fairview Old Timer's Festival events, visit our FaceBook page at


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