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Oregon's Early Rural Schools Web Exhibit

Students and a teacher pose for a photo on the porch of the Faun Creek Schoolhouse in Lane County circa 1911. (Roy C. Andrews photographs, PH003-N917td, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon)

Students and a teacher pose for a photo on the porch of the tiny Faun Creek Schoolhouse in Lane County circa 1911. (Roy C. Andrews photographs, PH003-N917td, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon)

 

The Lamp of Knowledge (Oregon State Archives)

About the exhibit

This exhibit uses photos, artwork and memorabilia to highlight the colorful history of rural and small town schools in Oregon before World War II. With sweeping changes to current school methods, testing and funding, a look back at an earlier era of Oregon schools for perspective is...educational.

 

Exhibit Introduction—learn about the history of Oregon's early rural schools.

 

 

Choose an image or use the next option to randomly page through the exhibit.

 

Present day historic schools
Andrews School
Antelope School

Byrd School
Fairbanks School
Farmington School
Golden School
Harris School
Lower Pine Creek School
Rock Hill School
Shanghai School
Shaniko School
Smock Prairie School
Soap Creek School
Twickinham School
Waldron School
Webfoot School

 

Sports and events
Eugene football team
Field meet poster
"Health Clowns" parade
Jacksonville baseball team
Latham School boys baseball players
Maypole dance
Moro boy's basketball team
Moro girl's basketball team
Newport girls basketball team
Oregon Trail reenactment
Snow White play
Sports memorabilia
Vintage memorabilia

 

Classrooms and grounds
Building a human tower
Chalkboard slate
Chemawa Indian School students
Classroom drill

Classroom reading
Eighth grade exam questions
Girls whispering
Grade Sheet
Graduating class
Horse-drawn kid hacks
Log schoolhouse
"Order is Heaven's First Law" sign
School register cover
School register entry page
Slide fire escape
Spelling drill
Students raising hands
Students on playground

 

Student drawings
Arithmetic problem
Barn and turkey
Boy and dog

Fox and grapes parable
Girl and boy
Girl and boy gardening
Girl gardening
Girl giving corn to pig
Human heart physiology
Human jaw physiology
Naval fleet
"Rosa's Dandelion"