Coming across this photo in my collection of family pictures got me to thinking about one of my favorite topics - Education. The little girl holding the chalkboard with the date is my 2nd great aunt Elizabeth Hazel Harris, sister to my 2nd great grandfather Hillery T. Harris. The students are from Maple Grove School in Bourbon County, Kansas. The photo was taken about 1911.
Look for my upcoming article about the rise and fall of the one-room schoolhouse in southeast Kansas.