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 Chenango County. The souvenir card copy with this article gives us the information that Leon J. Parker was the teacher and J. R. Hinds trustee. The students were usually given these cards at the end of the term and the following names appear on the rear of this 1905-6 year: Mildred E. Burt - Anna M. Burt - Amie O. Burt - Henry H. Burt - Ida M. Hinds - Delia I. Hinds - John I. Hinds - Clarence H. Kelly - Matie D. Peterson - Edna E. Peterson - Aria Peterson - J. Leroy Parslow - Mabel E. Sawyer - Gertrude C. Sawyer and George O. Sawyer. A total of 15 students which is a far cry from the 50-60 that were taught in the early years of this school!



Credit for the copy of this card is given to the former historian Joy Barber as this card, in her possession belonged originally to her husband’s paternal grandmother Mildred. E. Burt! To have survived the many family changes of any of these souvenir cards is rather unique.


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