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Schools of the Past: McDonough District #7, The Old School, Part II

Continuing again this week the photo and article are borrowed from what was written in the April 17, 1955 edition of the Sunday Press (Binghamton). It is quoted as was written... read more...


Schools of the Past: McDonough District 7 The Old School, Part I

Traveling south this week the district above as will be detailed was located in the actual village of McDonough and we are fortunate to have more documentation of this early d... read more...


Schools of the Past: McDonough District #6 – Preston/Harrington Part IV

In conclusion of the extensive history off the above district the photo shows the overgrown area where the schoolhouse originally stood. This has been the scenario many times ... read more...


Schools of the Past: McDonough District #6 – Preston/Harrington Part III

Once again we travel to the town line between McDonough and Pharsalia for another look at the history of the above district school. Long gone and probably almost forgotten but... read more...


Schools of the Past: McDonough District #6 - Preston/Harrington, Part II

Returning again this week to District #6 the photo with this article appeared at an earlier date in The Evening Sun having been forwarded to the paper by the late Ruth Harring... read more...


Schools of the Past: McDonough: School Days, District #6 (Preston/Harrington)

In preparation of yet another article relevant to McDonough’s assorted district schools and as there is extensive information available to District #6, let us take a few momen... read more...


Schools of the Past - McDonough: Chestnut (?) District #5

The above district school is somewhat of a mystery as to the exact location. According to the 1875 map of Chenango County the school site was on Great Lot #84 which if you bri... read more...


Schools of the Past - McDonough: Daniels District #4 – Part II

Returning to the history of the McDonough schools, the editor of The Evening Sun gives this writer a vacation during the week of the Chenango County Fair, written was the stat... read more...


McDonough District #4 – Daniels, Part I

The McDonough district school route takes us to the original location of this school on what is known as the Bliven-Sherman Road which is in the vicinity of Bowman Lake and ru... read more...


Schools of the Past: McDonough, District #3, Galetown

The travel route in the Town of McDonough, takes us this week, to a long abandoned district school, located on a now abandoned road, in what is now Bowman Creek State Forest. ... read more...


McDonough: Dist. #2, East McDonough (Corbin)Schools of the Past:

At times in a person’s life, manners “go right out the window.” The last week’s article was one of those times of this writer. In the numerous articles that I have written sin... read more...


Schools of the Past: McDonough District #1 – Hoben/Corbin

The travel route of the one-room school districts, will for the next several weeks take us through the hills and valleys of the McDonough Township. At this time a special than... read more...


Schools of the Past: Plymouth District #14: Kirk – We Return Again

In the numerous articles that have been written since 2002 with both the “In The House of the Lord” and my current series the pages of the book are always open for new histori... read more...


Schools of the Past: Lincklaen: Joint District #10, The Red Schoolhouse, Part III

This week’s third part of the above district concludes the documentation (to date) of the one-room schoolhouses that dotted the Lincklaen township in the northwest corner of C... read more...


Schools of the Past: Lincklaen: Lane District #6 and Lincklaen Center #12 (8)

Once again this writer must rely on the writings of Marion Poole as research has not revealed a great deal of scholastic history regarding the district schools in the above to... read more...



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