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 #?, Iowa

After listening to the many stories about his life in the "country school," Tom and his wife Vickie departed while we were still taking photos.  When we finished our photography, we headed east on 245th Street towards Clutier.  About a mile and 1/2 west of town, where 245th stops as we turned south on R Ave we saw an old school sitting on the SE corner of R and 250th Street (which was the road to Clutier).  So we pulled up the hill on R Ave to get photos.  While there, Tom & Vickie showed up and Tom said they were heading over to Clutier to see the progress on the school, and he had forgotten all about this one.  Tom didn't know it's number, but it is still in Carroll Township.  Just before rejoining 250th eastbound, we stopped at the bottom of the hill so Jill could shoot the last one.  Notice the moon.

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