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Schools of the Past: Greene Road One, First School (1925-1932) – Part II

This week we will continue with Mrs. Thompson’s documentation as follows. “Learning to write taught us Palmer Method script from the outset. As soon as we could form letter... read more...


Schools of the Past: Greene: Road One, First School 1925-1932 Part I

The subject of this article was written by Ruth Filer Thompson, the daughter of Ruby Filer, a teacher, and is a documentation of her remembrances of attending school when grow... read more...


Schools of the Past: Greene's Joint Districts

It is time to turn to the many joint districts which were part of Greene and other townships. The information pertaining to these districts is scant; however we will touch on ... read more...


Greene District 24 - Johnson’s Corners and District 26 - Echo Lake

The long series of Greene District schools is winding down and it is hoped that all who read these articles have not become bored reading about a township that had a multiple ... read more...


Schools of the Past: Greene District 23

Once again we are going to describe the above district which was previously District #13 (Harbor District -Jan. 13, 2011) and previous to that was District #3 (Harbor District... read more...


Schools of the Past: Greene Districts 22, Scoville and Towslee

Again the confusion continues with the numbering of the Greene School Districts, where we again have two districts of the same number! Why, that answer is lost to history. The... read more...


Schools of the Past: Greene District #19: Stillwater

The district numbered above has the same active life as the East River Road in which both districts were formed in 1830 and were closed in 1941. When you contemplate that for ... read more...


Schools of the Past: Greene District 18: East River Road

Written previously numerous times, if new information relevant to any of the district schoolhouses is found the pages of the book remain open for any new inclusion of historic... read more...


Schools of the Past: Greene Districts 17: Lansing and Echo Lake

With the writing of the article this week, if you were confused with the previous week’s article, let me continue with this confusion. Greene, has the distinction (and I belie... read more...


Schools of the Past: Greene District 16 – Brisben (#22 - Greene/Oxford)

Once again we return the hamlet of Brisben for yet another history of the district school located in that place. In the article of Oct. 21, 2010 #89, this article is #106; we ... read more...


Greene District 15: Coventry Road, Part III

Again we return to the Coventry Road School to relate verbatim the speech that Mildred Folsom Cochrane gave to the fourth grade students at the request of her daughter-in-law ... read more...


Schools of the Past: Greene District #15 – Coventry Road Part II

Continuing the history of the above district we will once again refer to the statistical information that had been previously researched. The Teacher’s Records Book of #15 fro... read more...


Schools of the Past: Greene District #15 Coventry Road Part I

At times in the never-ending research that all historians are involved in, the lack of information proves to be of great agitation. At other times the wealth of information th... read more...


Schools of the Past: Greene # 14 Upper Page Brook

Written in the past through the numerous churches and now school articles, if new information surfaced this writer would return to the previous article(s) written. Such is the... read more...


Schools of the Past: Greene District 13, Harbor District

Reverting back to the article of October 27, 2010 the history of District #3 - Harbor District was related. At that time it was written that #3 lasted until 1867 when it becam... read more...



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