School History



Pine River – Backus Yearbooks are now digital for your enjoyment!

This was a very costly and time consuming endeavor and as much as we hoped, the grant of $8,700 did not quite cover everything.  We want to thank Chuck & Shirley Nelson and the Glen & Rena Leverington Memorial Fund for stepping up to help cover the remaining costs.

134 Yearbooks were scanned!  For any future digitizing, funds will need to be raised to cover the costs.  A big thank you to all of those who donated or loaned yearbooks to make this as complete as possible.

Follow the link :

Pine River – Backus Yearbooks


School History – this page is a work in progress and will continue to be updated.

First School House

First Pine River School House located on the west side of the highway, circa 1897

Built in 1903, raized in 1937, located at the east end of Barclay Ave.

The original part of this school was attached to the back of the new addition. It became a part of the structure and was integrated into the “new” school.