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District No. 39, one room schoolhouse stubbornly remains in Walnut Township

 

November 11, 2021

This is a photo of District 39 Schoolhouse as it still stands in Walnut Township, Jewell County. The school was in existence for 67 years.

One room schoolhouses are hard to find as most have deteriorated through the years by weather and abandonment. These one room schoolhouses dotted the country side, and were only a few miles apart, when farms were much smaller. Farm families needed schooling for their children. Without modern transportation, the schoolhouses were walking distance. District No. 39, West Walnut, stubbornly remains standing a few miles south of Northbranch.

This school district was organized in 1872, in the wee years of Jewell County. The Indian raids had ended in this area and the settlers were flocking in....



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