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One room school houses

 The one-room school house offered the children in a small community the possibility of an education. Children of all ages were grouped together and given work appropriate to their age. These schoolhouses were often the center of their community.

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One-room schoolhouse in colonial America

One-room schoolhouse in colonial America

The one-room schoolhouse may evoke memories of a distant past but they still existed well into the 20th century.

One-room schoolhouse in Hinkletown, Pennsylvania, the heart of Mennonite country.

One-room schoolhouse in Hinkletown, Pennsylvania, the heart of Mennonite country.

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One room school houses