The tracks of the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad parallel Highway 50 a mile to the south.The Cottonwood River meanders alongside the railroad tracks.
This is farm land and was so in 1878 when the school was fairly new. Below is an image of a farm from Americus, Kansas taken from the Lyon County Atlas of 1878 and found in Kansas Memories.
|Residence of J.W. Loy near Americus, Kansas|
If you have gone to the town of Plymouth, Kansas, then you have gone five miles too far.
The Walter M. Anderson Collection of photographs of schools in the and around Emporia contain two older photographs of the school, numbers 13 and 14. The school (Number 26) first appears in print in the Atlas of Lyon County, Township 19, in the Lyons County Atlas of 1878.
|Lyons County, Kansas 1878|
|Kansas One Room Schoolhouse Lyons County, 1882|