Schools of the Past: Guilford: The Village Schools – District #14, Part II

Again we visit the Village of Guilford to continue the diversified history of the school which was an important element in the continued growth of the village and to provide a quality of education for the beginning student through to the eventual graduation of higher education.

With the advent of the “War of the Rebellion” more commonly referred today as “The Civil War” the trend was slowed down in the Educational System. Eventually the long term loss was even more than at its start could be estimated. With the young men, of which many were not only students but teachers as well, leaving to serve in the Union Forces against the foe “Johnny Reb.” Facts of history are facts and no offense is meant by the foregoing statement. With the eventual end of the war, those who were fortunate to survive returned, very much changed from when they left and they had no desire to be “cooped” up on a small country school with students much younger than themselves. These returning veterans wanted more, some tried it, but most did not.

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