Monday, October 12, 2015

The First School House Built in Iowa

The plaque on the rock states that this is the site of the first schoolhouse built in the state of Iowa in 1830. The building is obviously a replica and not the original. I was interested in the split log technique used by those who built the replica. This particular replica is located south of Montrose in Lee County along the Mississippi River. Records show that the actual, first building on this site was, just as the replica shows, a 10 foot by 12 foot building made of split logs. This building dates from 1940.

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