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#162 Echoes of Lessons, Laughter and Learning

It is with great pleasure and much excitement we announce our newest publication: “Echoes of Lessons, Laughter and Learning: An Abridged Account of Jackson County’s Elementary Schools Prior to 1950.” The book, which has been three years in the making, attempts to identify, locate and describe 146 historical schools which were situated throughout the County’s 16 townships. Many of the schools were established in the late 1800’s. The narratives include information such as the timeframe in which the schools conducted classes, teachers employed by the schools, why schools ceased to operate, and what happened to the building and/or property. The book includes personal recollections of both former teachers and students as well as information about schools in general in the early 20th century. It’s 500 pages are brimming with 280 photographs and 93 memorabilia images!

We are now accepting pre-orders for the publication at the price of $40 per book. The book is softcover, 8 ½ x 11 inches in size and bound with spiral binding. The interior pages are double-sided.  The filling of pre-orders will receive first priority once the publication is available. We hope you will enjoy exploring the history of Jackson County’s schools!


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