Rural Rowan County School in the early 1940's
|Most students were required to use muddy roads to school which were sometimes "improved" by laying on creek gravel or for the truly fortunate, limestone rock.|
Rural School outside Morehead.
|In a posed camera shot, students pretend to do lessons. The bare footed boy on the left, however, has his reading book upside down. The rooms were not painted and used a pot bellied stove for heat. To the left of the rear door is the "water fountain," a bucket with tin cups.|
|A reading group around a hand built table. The boys are barefooted so it must be spring time.|
|These students were undoubtedly told of the impending visit by the photographer as they are in their Sunday best.|
|The reading books are bundled up on the desks and were only passed out during the actual reading class. Books were expensive and were not easily available to all.|
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