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

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Tripoli, IA

Coming back from the North Shore of Lake Superior, we decided to detour off US63 for two other schools which were on the list I found on the 'net.

Heading south towards Waterloo, we left US63 at State route 93, eastbound to Tripoli.  This school is Warren #9, located in North Park. Right next to it is a really nice and new veterans memorial.  The school has been preserved very nicely and appears to be used for tours.

Photographed 6/24/10

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