By David L. Burton
Despite their obstacles and shortage of facilities, rural colleges fulfilled their venture. They introduced schooling inside strolling (or driving) distance of approximately each Missourian. This was once definitely the case in Greene County, Mo., which had 124 one-room colleges working in 1905.
The earliest Missouri colleges can have supplied simply 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 essential 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 procedure made it attainable for faculties to consolidate and shipping scholars to bigger, extra centralized faculties. no matter what its shortcomings could have been, the one-room tuition served a necessary functionality within the evolution of Missouri’s public schooling process and within the total social and financial improvement of the country.
This publication 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 attracted to neighborhood history.
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A History of the Rural Schools in Greene County, Mo. by David L. Burton