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Going barefoot at a one-room schoolhouse

April 24, 2009 | 4:21 p.m. CDT
Fifth graders from the Good Shepherd Lutheran School in Columbia sit barefoot during a day of class in the one-room schoolhouse at the Shelter Gardens on Friday. After studying the diary of a Missouri family who traveled to California during the Gold Rush for their history class, the students got to spend a day of school just like their historic counterparts, who usually did not wear shoes in school. The students liked the experience. "We get to going barefoot," Amanda McDowell, 11, answered when asked what she thought was most special about the field trip.

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