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[OCT. 30, 2004]  Logan 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.

[News release and Jan Youngquist]

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