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Historic Schools, Rappahannock, Virginia, USA

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The schools of today are elaborate multi-million dollar affairs that clearly place an emphasis on the importance of providing a state of the art environment for learning. Tremendous expense goes into the physical plant associated with our places of learning - planning for them, building them and maintaining them.

Not so long ago, our parents or grandparents, were taught under considerably more modest conditions. It should not be forgotten that the great generation that lived through the Great Depression and won a World War, managed to do that with a school year of less then 90 days in a one room school house where students drew water with a bucket and chain and took turns putting wood in a stove for heat.

The documents associated with this project are to preserve that history of learning under adverse circumstances.