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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 http://www.rootsweb.com/~illcghs.

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.

For further information, call (217) 732-3200.

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