Taught In Rural Schoolhouse

In the 1920’s I taught in Missouri in a one-room country school where all grades, one through eight, were in one room, except one year you taught fifth and seventh and the next year sixth and eighth. Some children might have sixth before fifth and eighth before seventh. However, the curriculum was arranged so it didn’t make any difference.

Claracy Ingels
Roswell, New Mexico

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.