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The legacy of Wilder, Spohn and Holroyd

June 14, 2017
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Photo of interior of country school

C. H. Wilder. Clara Holroyd. Eva Spohn. Each day, they woke up, ate a hearty breakfast and walked to the little white schoolhouse in the center of Westport Township in the southwest corner of Dickinson County. With the light of day still young, they started a fire in the potbelly stove to ...

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Westport Schoolhouse and Pollinator Paradise open June 13

June 9, 2017
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Photo of interior of country school

Beautiful script shows the names of students enrolled at Westport No. 5, and rows of Xs represent when they attended class. One’s mind wanders at the dates that don’t have an X. What were the kids doing that day? Were they sick? Did they have to stay home and help with ...

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Westport Schoolhouse and Pollinator Paradise open for the season June 14

May 27, 2016
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Country school teachers in the early 1900s lived a strict life. An actual set of rules for a country school teacher in 1915 included these parameters: You are not to keep company with men; you must be home between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., unless at a school ...

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