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By David L. Burton

ISBN-10: 1484112288

ISBN-13: 9781484112281

Generations of Missourians who have been knowledgeable in one-room county faculties are inclined to have fond stories of that previous period and fail to remember the stark stipulations that frequently prevailed in rural schools.

Despite their obstacles and shortage of facilities, rural colleges fulfilled their challenge. They introduced schooling inside of jogging (or using) distance of approximately each Missourian. This was once definitely the case in Greene County, Mo., which had 124 one-room faculties working in 1905.

The earliest Missouri colleges could have supplied simply the barest rudiments of schooling yet they have been additionally the social middle for fledgling groups. The schoolhouse used to be a meeting position for every thing from pie suppers and church conferences to vacation and political occasions. Such gatherings have been an important resource of conversation in rural groups, and so they helped knit jointly the scattered population.

Today, the one-room schoolhouse with its smoky range, water bucket and outhouse is a fading reminiscence. The emergence of a statewide street process made it attainable for faculties to consolidate and delivery students to bigger, extra centralized faculties. no matter what its shortcomings can have been, the one-room tuition served an essential functionality within the evolution of Missouri’s public schooling procedure and within the total social and fiscal improvement of the nation.

This ebook profiles the one-room colleges that stood in Greene County, Mo. It additionally records those who are nonetheless status and offers either old truth and the tales of former scholars and lecturers at these one-room schools.

This ebook is a "must-have" for any historian from the Ozarks that's attracted to neighborhood history.

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