This week we will take a brief vacation from the extensive history of the Greene schools and return to the Township of German for a history of the above #1 district – the Birdlebough School. There are instances when the mysteries of history are solved and the following article is one! I have to give credit to Mrs. Ruth N. (Burdick) Brown for not only the photos which accompany this article, but additionally the history that she forwarded to my attention.
Mrs. Brown’s information related the fact that the school district was #1 not #2 as I written in my previous article as I was not sure from the photo that I had which district number the Birdlebough district was. For all who are interested in the location of this early educational institution it was located at what is now the intersection of the Birdlebough-Strong and Bentley-Gramich roads boarding close to the Five Streams State Forest. For all who have an exploratory nature, a wonderful place to discover!