Historical Photos of the American West.

SCHOOL

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In 1860 only 30 percent of school aged children attended classes. Many pioneer parents believed (probably because of their own education) that learning to be self-reliant, resourceful and strong was more important than books.

SCHOOL HOUSE

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Schools in those days were what we call “One Room Schools”, what means that all children were educated at the same time, by the same teacher, in the same room.