Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Class has been Dismissed

Recently my sidekick Nick and I went out to explore the county yet again. We traveled far and wide and one of the places we stopped at was at a quiet little place called Lone Tree school. It's typical of the country schools you find scattered thruout the country. Serving the educational needs for rural children who had no way to get to the bigger schools in town.

As you can see from the marker, this school taught youngsters from 1876 to 1942.  Today only the wind blows around the windows and doors. No more laughing children, no more sounds of pencils scratching at tablets, no more smell of chalk on the slate blackboard. If you have a chance stop by and peer in the windows and recall an earlier age when teachers in starched blouses and long skirts gave us all an opportunity to broaden our minds.


  1. Kudos to the keepers of this monument to the ways of the past. The one-room school I attended (Berlin Center) has now succumbed to the ravages of time. The roof fell in this Winter and trees envelope it. Nice find, John.

    1. I have some photo's of Berlin Center as well> I'll be posting them shortly


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