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[OCT. 30, 2004]
County residents will be pleased to know that a new book of stories
collected from our past is on its way to the printers. The book,
"Days Gone By -- Reliving the Days of One-Room Schools in Logan
County," is expected to be done just in time for the holidays and
will be available for Christmas gift-giving.
"Days Gone By" recalls the days of
attending and teaching at one-room schools in Logan County. It is a
compilation of stories written by former students and teachers.
Short articles from early issues of the The School Messenger, a
newsletter published by the Logan County superintendent of schools
are also included. The book features many pictures of students and
schools, as well as a comprehensive index of thousands of names.
The Logan County Genealogical and
Historical Society felt that it was important to record the history
of one-room schools while some of the schools still stood and the
people who attended or taught at the schools could contribute their
recollections. Many unique aspects of school life are shared in the
stories. They commonly refer to the school community clubs, the many
jobs of the teacher, outhouses, methods of travel to school, the
recitation bench, subjects studied and games played at recess.
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Due to the high expense, only one
printing of a limited number of books is planned. If you are
interested in having a copy, the genealogical society says that it
is important to reserve your copy very shortly. They invite you to
stop by the Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society
research center, 114 N. Chicago in Lincoln, to do that. Hours of
operation are Tuesday through Friday 11-4 and Saturday 10-1.
The cost of the 400-page book is
$35, plus a $5 shipping fee if it is to be mailed. Payment must be
made at the time of order.
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