An Illustrated history & description Of Schools in the 18th & 19th Centurys.

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The District Schools                      103
would be so near the wheel tracks that a large stone was set up at the most exposed corner to protect the structure from being injured by passing vehicles.
An Old-time District Schoolhouse.
The schoolhouses seldom had enclosures or shade trees, and the summer sun and the winter winds had free play.
The number of pupils to be accommodated in a district was likely to be large, for the children in the old-time families were numerous, and the farm regions had not yet begun to be depopulated by the city­ward migration destined to drain them later. Never­theless, no matter how many the scholars, there was never any thought of providing more than a single teacher. The main purpose of the constructors of the buildings seems to have been to see into how
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