The Silver Lake district was added to the list of school districts when the Indian Pond school was given up and the building moved. The Silver Lake district is named after Silver Lake, originally called the Jones River Pond. The name was changed (approximately during the late 1850s), when a company was formed to cut and sell ice made on the pond. They reasoned that the ice advertised as coming from Jones River Pond would not sound so attractive as from some other source, so they changed the name to Silver Lake. The company existed only a short time, but the name of Silver Lake remained.

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