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Schools of the Past: North Norwich Dist. #20(9)–Gorton (Church Hill), part 2

Continuing with the history of the above district, in “Next Stop Galena” the publication of the 175th anniversary of the Township of North Norwich, the only documentation of D... read more...


North Norwich – District #2 Chesebro Hill

Located in almost every school district in Chenango County was the "Little Red Schoolhouse" which, as in this modern age, has virtually disappeared from the scene. The late Fl... read more...


Schools of the Past: New Berlin District 8: Angell, Part 2

This week we return gain to the southwestern section of the township of New Berlin for another chapter in this long running series, which in passing in #199, for a written doc... read more...


Schools of the Past: New Berlin District 8 Hunt’s Pond, Part 1

This week before we give the brief history of the above named district, we must return to Dist. #6 the article of February and “set the record straight.” Last week, as you rea... read more...


Schools of the Past: New Berlin District #7 – Wheeler District

Upon occasion with the frequent requests for historical information in these long running series of articles, information is forwarded for inclusion in the future. Such is the... read more...


Schools of the Past: New Berlin: District #5, White Store

This week we are still traveling down N.Y.S. Route 8 to a little hamlet known as White Store which is actually located in the Town of Norwich, however the school districts wer... read more...


Schools of the Past: New Berlin: District #4, New Berlin Center

Traveling down New York State Route #8 approximately four miles north of South New Berlin at an area that was created when the New Berlin branch of the New York Ontario & West... read more...


Schools of the Past: New Berlin, District 1 & 3

The ‘school house’ route this week takes us to two different sites both located on what is now New York State Route 8. The first district (Five Corners) is apply named as the ... read more...


Schools of the Past: McDonough: Memories of a one-room schoolhouse

This week for a change of pace, we are providing our readers with Elmer Aldrich’s memories of attending one of the one-room schools in the Town of McDonough. Both Mrs. Robb an... read more...


Schools of the Past: McDonough - The Union School, Part II

Returning again to the above, there are instances when new information/research surfaces and with this information, the photo of the interior of the Union School was extracted... read more...


Schools of the Past: McDonough Union School, Part 1

For one of the final chapters of school history, we return to the village of McDonough for a look at the historical information relevant to the above district educational buil... read more...


Schools of the Past: McDonough: Joint District #14, German Town Line Road School

Traveling the highway and byways of Chenango County at this time of year, one cannot help but notice that we now have our winter mantle in that the many hilts and valleys of t... read more...


Schools of the Past: McDonough, Merrian District #9

Once again with the district schools of the county, a lack of historical information is a cause of frustration and such is the case with the above district. To all who are fa... read more...


Schools of the Past: McDonough District #8 – Beckwith/Hayden

The district school house route this week takes us to County Road #7 and just above the Beckwith Road for a glimpse of the district so named above. The photograph with this ar... read more...


Schools of the Past: McDonough District #7 – His Last Farewell, Part III

Related in the last article of District #7 - The Old School, this week we return to this school for not only a photograph of the students, but also to pay tribute to Albert Me... read more...



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