A look at 100 years of one-room country schools from 1830 to 1932. The book features personal memories of students and teachers who tell the story of our first schools through the eyes of those who were educated or taught there. Drawing upon County Superintendents’ reports, it shows how the public school system evolved in Pike and Wayne Counties, from the first small schoolhouses to the two- and four-room graded schools of the 1920s. Included are photographs of the schools, most with the names of the students identified, district records and documents, and teachers’ souvenirs commemorating the end of the term. More than a history of rural education, the story of Greene-Dreher’s first schools affirms our community’s shared identity and sense of place.
Second edition in color with over 200 historic photographs and images, 8″×10″, soft cover, 230 pages, name index. $33.00