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

Friday, November 15, 2013

Tusha School

Used from 1878 to 1939.  Originally south of Winterset, but moved in 1991 to the Madison County Historical Complex in town.  Preserved.

Photographed on 11/13/13

1 comment:

Ronald Howell said...

I just found your blog. I am glad to see individuals doing something to save the life of these schools. See the FB page "The Rural Schools of Madison County, Iowa." I am researching the schools in the county. I call the log cabin school the McDonald school as it sat on the property of a man with that name until moved to the Madison County Historical Complex. The log school, Tusha and North River all managed by the Historical Society.