One-Room School Became Dance Hall
I taught in one room school from 1919 to 1923. It was on the prairies of Colorado. There were about 20 pupils in the school from first grade through eighth.
Occasionally on weekends we would push the desks along the wall and on Saturday evenings have square dances. A lady in the community played the organ and one of the men the fiddle. There was a small charge, twenty five cents I believe, which we would use to buy a book or something for the school. Ladies in the community furnished lunch. Often times the sun was coming up before we left to go home.
Back in 1955 a call went out from the editors of the then Capper’s Weekly asking for readers to send in articles on true pioneers. Hundreds of letters came pouring in from early settlers and their children, many now in their 80s and 90s, and from grandchildren of settlers, all with tales to tell. So many articles were received that a decision was made to create a book, and in 1956, the first My Folks title – My Folks Came in a Covered Wagon – hit the shelves. Nine other books have since been published in the My Folks series, all filled to the brim with true tales from Capper’s readers, and we are proud to make those stories available to our growing online community.
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