While traveling the backroads of Douglas County, history books come alive. The Davidson Windmill, Eskolin House, Horton Covered Bridge, along with countless old farm sites lay witness to days gone by. One of those places is an old school house along County Highway FF, the N.P. Johnson School. Mike Granlund's mother, Bertha "Bert," went to school there from first grade through eighth grade, before going to Waino for high school. According to Mike, the school closed in the 1940s. And there it sits, perched along the "Finlander Freeway" reminding people of a much different time. But the school's days look to be coming to an end. Much of the structure is collapsing, and the schoolhouse is becoming a faint memory. Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com