Event emphasizes historical value of early classrooms

Thursday, September 18, 2008 | 11:45 p.m. CDT
MU student Sarah Byrne talks about a book with Tatum Owens at the Newcomer Schoolhouse Tuesday at Shelter Gardens. Byrne was a volunteer for the One Read event that focused on the roles one room school houses have played in history.

COLUMBIA — The Newcomer Schoolhouse in Shelter Gardens was the site for the One Read program’s presentation about the role of one-room schoolhouses in American history on Wednesday. KOPN/89.5 FM sponsored the event, which invited guest speakers to talk about their experiences attending one-room schoolhouses in rural areas. In addition, the event featured a display of post-Depression-era items.

The Newcomer Schoolhouse in Shelter Gardens was the site for One Read program's talk about the role of one-room schoolhouses in American history.
Linda Green browses through photos of her childhood days, when she attended a one room schoolhouse in southern Iowa. Green spoke about her experiences in that schoolhouse and the role one room schoolhouses have played in history for the One Read program, sponsored by KOPN Tuesday.

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Cora May Underwood September 21, 2008 | 9:23 p.m.

I think it is great what the radio station did.
My father attended the orginal Newcomer School located in Chariton County, near Indian Grove, Missouri.

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