Monday, May 21, 2012
Sticks and Stones
"The pupils walked to school carrying books, slates, and tin dinner pails. They took turns building a fire in a bench-type stove. Girls sat on the left and boys on the right." The building served as a school until 1949. Later, it was used as a library, among other things.
There is a quiz about the schoolhouse, but, perhaps as an homage to the forgettable nature of the information usually included in school quizzes, there are no answers.
And: I've added a "Schoolhouses" tag, to put all of them (I hope I haven't missed any) in one place. I almost called it "Schools," because I thought people might Google "the size of connecticut schools" and get this blog and a list of wee 18th century school buildings, and that would be funny. But I didn't.