ORIGINS

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

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bennington Township #5, Cedar Falls, IA

Another of those schools we had previously seen was this one in Cedar Falls.  It was built in 1909 northeast of town in Bennington Township.  It was moved to its present location as a museum.  We visited the site on a nice day the first of March 2009, but it wasn't open until May.  So we just took the photos.

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