Readin', 'Ritin' and 'Rithmetic

$42.50Price
Readin', 'Ritin' and 'Rithmetic
The Early Schools of Lawrence County, Illinois
This beautifully produced 160-page hard cover book gathers the history of 76 rural 'one-room' schools in Lawrence County from the 1840's. Printed on high quality acid-free glossy 8 1/2" x 11"paper, this publication contains over 250 photographs of schools and students from 1900's to the 1950's with most of the students being identified. An index is included.
Contents include an introductory chapter on subscription schools,Congressional Township districts and school boards, schoolhouse construction, county superintendents,and a report of the worst disaster to occur at any school in 1921, among other topics of interest. Each of the nine chapters represents a Lawrence County Township, and within those pages are individual histories and photographs of the schools located within that township. A map as well as GPS coordinates are included.

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