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

Monday, August 16, 2010

Carroll Township #2, Iowa

Our last school of the day was the one preserved in Dysart.  It is located on Crisman Street just north of the city park, and behind an old church serving as the history society building.  This school is well preserved, but the windows had blinds so we couldn't get a shot inside.  Again, you can see the moon in a shot.  It was used from 1939 until 1961, and was moved here in October 2003.

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