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

Thursday, August 19, 2010

State Fair Grounds, Des Moines

This school is just a replica.  They had a real school which was moved here in 1968 and we never got a shot of it.  Last year it was so infested with termites that they tore it down at the end of the fair.  For this season, they built this nice replica, which we photographed yesterday.

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