Eight-Sided School: the Many Sides To a Historical Schoolhouse


As the final days of the school term approach, it seems a good time for the history lovers among us to reflect on how education and schoolhouses in particular used to be, not just 50 years ago, but a century ago.

As the people who built the schoolhouses and attended classes in the tiny structures have long ago passed away, we feel especially honored that the folks at the Blair County Genealogical Society provided us with a copy of an article which ran in the Altoona Mirror on Oct. 26, 1948, spelling out the history of the eight-sided schoolhouse in Woodbury Township. Blair County.

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