Historical society seeking one-room schoolhouse
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[JAN. 5, 2004]
The Logan County
Genealogical and Historical Society is preparing a book on one-room
schoolhouses that dotted the countryside in past decades. Most
one-room schools were found in rural settings; however, a few
one-room schools were located in towns as well.
If you taught at or attended a Logan
County public or parochial one-room school or were a Logan County
resident assigned to a one-room school in an adjacent county, the
historical society is asking you to share your memories with them.
Your stories will be included in the
book to be published in 2004. By documenting this local history, the
society will be able to inform present and future generations about
school life from a bygone era.
Forms on which to record your story may
be picked up at 114 N. Chicago St. in Lincoln; the Regional Office
of Education, 122 N. McLean St. in Lincoln; or the Oasis Senior
Center, 501 Pulaski in Lincoln. Forms are also available online at
If you are unable to obtain a form,
please include as much of the following information as possible with
your written memories:
--Personal information: full birth name
(married name in parentheses); address; phone; parents' names,
including mother's maiden name; date of birth.
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--School information: one-room school
attended or taught; location of school; years attended; teachers'
names; number of boys and girls in your grade level; number of boys
and girls in the school; year or years of your memories.
Pictures of one-room schools, classes
or events are urgently requested. Please enclose a self-addressed
stamped envelope for return of photos.
All written stories are to be submitted
to the historical society office by March 19. The society retains
the right to edit stories for length. By submitting your written
memories, you give the society permission to use the narrative in
the new book about Logan County one-room schools.
information, call (217) 732-3200.