Saturday, May 9, 2015

Return to Fox Creek School

It is early spring 2015 and three years since my last visit to the one room schoolhouse on Lower Fox Creek in Chase County.

Lower Fox Creek School, north view

The limestone school built in 1884 now sits within the Tallgrass Prairie, National Preserve in Kansas, just two miles north of Strong City on Highway 177.

Lower Fox Creek Schoolhouse, south view
The first school term began on September 1, 1884, with Dora Peer as the teacher. She earned $35 a month. A new teacher taught for the following five school years, their names: Roy Hackett, Mrs. Gus Walsh, Minnie Ford, Ada Baker, and Maude Johnston. 

Learn more by visiting the National Park Service site.