OKEECHOBEE RETIRED EDUCATORS

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2010 - TANTIE SCHOOL (1909)

  • CHRISTMAS IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY Limited Edition Ornament
  • ORNAMENT Details:
    • 500 Produced
    • 24 karat gold on brass
    • numbered certificate with historical information
    • 2010
  • Historical Information (taken from certificate):
    The Tantie School was built in 1909, eight years before Okeechobee County was formed.

    It was located at what is now the corner of S.W. 5th Street and S. Parrott Ave. and was designated School #14 by St. Lucie County. This area was first called "The Bend". In 1902, the stellement was named Tantie for teacher Tantie Huckaby. Tanties was renamed Okeechobee in 1911.

    By the fall of 1915, the school became so crowded, a tent had to be set up for the over-flow. (This was Okeechobee's first portable classroom.)

    In 1916, construction began on the new two-story brick school. The old school became a private residence and was occupied until 1976, when the Watts family sold it to the Okeechobee Historical Society. The building was moved to its current location on U.S. Hwy. 98 next to the Historical Society Museum on September 20, 1976.

    On December 3, 2009, the 100th anniversary of Tantie School was celebrated at the school by the Okeechobee Historical Society. The School House and Museum are open to visitors on Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and other times upon request.
  • Postage/Handling:
    If ordering for delivery outside of Okeechobee, add postage in the amount of $2 for a single ornament or $5 for multiple ornaments.
  • Purchase - $10 each
    To purchase an ornament, please email your request (specify quantity and years) or call Kay McCool 863-763-2829 or Gay Carlton 863-763-5755. You can also send your order and check/money order to the mailing address below.
Okeechobee Retired Educators Association :: Member Association of the Florida Retired Educators Association   Mailing Address:
PO Box 116
Okeechobee, FL  34973-0116
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