Origins

I grew up in a small Ohio town, and I rode the school bus from 1st through 12th grades. My bus ride always included a country road on which every school day we saw a one-room brick school house. (SW corner of Stine Rd and Enon-Xenia Pike). As the years went by, I watched this wonderful, familiar friend fall apart. After I married, the school really began to deteriorate. Every time we visited the area I would want to take a photo of the school, but never did. Finally, when we went specifically for the task, the school was gone. It was a huge loss for me and, since that time, whenever we pass a one-room school, it is a joy to stop to take a picture or two. Thus, our collection here and on our Iowa One Room Schools blog. :oD Jill

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Oklahoma City - Stoney Point School

The last week of March, into the second week of April 2009, I was attending a school for my job in Oklahoma City, and took Jill with me.  While I attended classes, Jill toured the town.  On April 1st, she was at the Harn Farm historical center and shot these photos of the Stoney Point School, including the photo of the sign explaining its history.

5 comments:

  1. My mother, Virginia Jean Corbin Little, and her two sisters, Bonnie Belle Corbin Cooper and Goldie Mae Corbin Holt, attended Stony Point in the late 1920's and early 1930's. Virginia is the only one still living of the three, residing in Springfield, Virginia; she remembers the school well and speaks of it often!

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  2. Hi Jim,

    Thanks for the "memories." It's always a joy to know there are those out there who may be blessed by our photos.

    If there is any history about the school, or other things your mom remembers about her time there, feel free to post a comment about it. It's a way to "keep history alive."

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  3. I have a photograph circa 1928/29 of the 17 students plus the teacher, Doris Brown" with the school as the backdrop. Is there a way to post the picture? Jim

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  4. The attached photograph was taken circa 1928/29 of the school's 17 students plus their teacher, Doris Brown, with the school as the backdrop. The students' names are listed below the photo. Hope it comes through. Jim

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  5. Jim,
    Sure. E-mail it to me at jude3.gctwm@yahoo.com and then I can post it with credit to you.

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