By David L. Burton
Despite their obstacles and absence of facilities, rural faculties fulfilled their undertaking. They introduced schooling inside strolling (or using) distance of approximately each Missourian. This used to be definitely the case in Greene County, Mo., which had 124 one-room colleges working in 1905.
The earliest Missouri faculties can have supplied basically the barest rudiments of schooling yet they have been additionally the social middle for fledgling groups. The schoolhouse was once a meeting position for every little thing from pie suppers and church conferences to vacation and political occasions. Such gatherings have been an important resource of communique 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 highway procedure made it attainable for colleges to consolidate and shipping scholars to greater, extra centralized faculties. no matter what its shortcomings could have been, the one-room university served an essential functionality within the evolution of Missouri’s public schooling approach and within the total social and fiscal improvement of the nation.
This e-book 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 e-book is a "must-have" for any historian from the Ozarks that's drawn to neighborhood history.
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