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One-room schoolhouses

Marty’s photos of the day #3725-3729: While visiting Montana’s American Prairie Reserve earlier this month, my wife, Deb, and I found two inactive one-room schoolhouses. One was restored, with an unlocked door that allowed us inside, and the other we could only view from the outside. Deb grew up on a farm, on the outskirts of Willmar, Minnesota, and was educated in a one-room schoolhouse through sixth grade. For me, it was fascinating to go inside an actual one-room schoolhouse to better imagine what that must have been like for her. One-room schoolhouses still exist in America, but there are less than two hundred left. Today’s post shows both APR schoolhouses.

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