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Country school photos and info needed

The Crowell School (District #121) was located on the west side of Black Walnut Road, three miles south of Holcomb Road. Photo supplied by Connie Stauffer
The Crowell School (District #121) was located on the west side of Black Walnut Road, three miles south of Holcomb Road. Photo supplied by Connie Stauffer

Chana School Museum volunteers want to put together a photographic history of education in Ogle County.  

“We have some photographs, dates, and locations of schools, but there are a lot we don’t have,” said volunteer Sherry Piros. “Do you have photographs of schools, histories, teachers’ names, and human interest stories about country schools throughout Ogle County? In particular, we are looking for  the one-room country schools that have mostly disappeared and yet are so nostalgic.”

The information will be accumulated in a map display and/or a book.

Anyone who has photos of any the schools, is asked to lightly write his or her name and address on the back or identify them in some other way.

Copies will be made and the originals returned. 

Anyone who has photos or other information is asked to call the Chana School at 815-732-4714 or Connie Stauffer at 815-732-2447 and leave a message or email Piros at srpiros@gmail.com. 

The mailing address for the Chana School is 201 N. River Rd., Oregon, IL 61061.

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