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Children from St. Benedict's Mission School knit for Red Cross during World War I, 1916
Children from St. Benedict's Mission School knit for the Red Cross during World War I, 1916. Photo courtesy Becker County Historical Society

Remembering the Little Red Schoolhouse

This project includes 17 memoirs of the one-room school experience; 13 photographs of old school buildings, interiors, and students; antique school texts; archival teaching materials and state examinations for the teaching certificate; and an actual teacher's bell and old-fashioned lunch pail. An introductory essay puts the materials in a historical and geographical context, which is the rural farm country of Becker County in the first half of the 20th century. Together these materials preserve a now-vanished educational experience of a simpler time.

Originally submitted by: Collin C. Peterson, Representative (7th District).

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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