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Schools of the Past: Coventry: Districts 2 and 11

In the previous yeas that first the series of “In The House of the Lord” and the current series it was written that if new historical information relevant to a previous articl... read more...


Schools of the Past: Coventry – Joint District 9 and District 10

Regrettably, once again, there are no photos of the two districts which are the subject of this week’s article. Perhaps someone will rummage through an old trunk and come up w... read more...


Schools of the Past: Coventry Districts 7 and 8

With the opening of the new school year throughout Chenango County, it is timely that we return again the Township of Coventry for yet another chapter in the history of one-ro... read more...


Schools of the Past: Coventry Districts 5 and 6

Since the beginning of these multi-year articles relevant to the history of the one and at times two-room schools of Chenango County, this writer has been questioned numerous ... read more...


Schools of the Past: Coventry, Districts 3 and 4

Again we return to the township of Coventry for a bit of history relevant to the two districts titled above. As has been the scenario for this writer, at times the lack of his... read more...


Schools of the Past: Coventry Districts 1 and 2

After a brief hiatus it is once again time to return to the history of the “schools of the past” of Chenango County. The districts that will be written below are District #1 (... read more...


A brief history of the Hillcrest Conservation Park

Located above the “stone quarry” is a parcel of land that was developed as a learning tool for high school students over the years and has largely been forgotten by many. Conv... read more...


Schools of the Past: Coventry – The Beginning

In the succeeding weeks, this series will relate the history of the schoolhouses that dotted the township of Coventry. But first, a look at the history of the town as it was f... read more...


Schools of the Past: Columbus District 11, Cutler: The return

As has been written numerous times before in the documentation of school history, if new historical information became available that may be of interest to all that read these... read more...


Schools of the Past: Columbus – Districts 11 and 12

Returning once again to the many hills and dales of the Town of Columbus we have a brief article on the remaining two districts of this township. The lack of historical inform... read more...


Schools of the Past: Columbus District 10

Returning again to the hills of Columbus this week we will relate the facts regarding District #10 known as the Carter School. Regretfully this school house no longer stands a... read more...


Schools of the Past: Columbus – Two more schools

Returning once again to the hills of Columbus we again turn to two schools districts of which little history is known. But as has been written before if historical information... read more...


Schools of the Past: Columbus – Districts 6 & 7

An almost complete lack of historical information relevant to the two districts of Columbus leads me to quote directly what was written in an early newspaper column dated Thur... read more...


Schools of the Past: Columbus – District #5 Bingham District

The first order of business with this article is an apology to the Warren Johnson family for the error in the April 13 article relevant to District #3 - Columbus Center. At th... read more...


Chenango on the Seas, Part V: Chenango Memories

Throughout the course of history, many personal memories have been recorded, first in letters, later in phone calls, and in the present day, e-mail. In the early centuries, th... read more...



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