I grew up in a small Ohio town, and I rode the school bus from 1st through 12th grades. My bus ride always included a country road on which every school day we saw a one-room brick school house. (SW corner of Stine Rd and Enon-Xenia Pike). As the years went by, I watched this wonderful, familiar friend fall apart. After I married, the school really began to deteriorate. Every time we visited the area I would want to take a photo of the school, but never did. Finally, when we went specifically for the task, the school was gone. It was a huge loss for me and, since that time, whenever we pass a one-room school, it is a joy to stop to take a picture or two. Thus, our collection here, and the one with schools in other states. Jill :oD

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Decorah, IA

On June 28th, 2008, I had a gig to play just southwest of Bluffton, IA.  Bluffton is almost to the Minnesota border and the gig lasted into the evening, so we stayed overnight in Decorah.  The next morning we headed back home after a tour of the Norwegian-American Museum.  This school is at the museum, and had been moved there from several miles southeast of town.  It was built in 1879.
The following photos were taken on 11 October 2013

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