The following transcription was submitted by Lisa Bonar of Pittsburgh, PA for inclusion at the Genealogy
in Washington Co., PA web site in October 1998.
These are from my Great Aunt's scrapbook. The book is
mostly a pile of crumbling bits of paper. I don't know what newspaper they came from. I hope someone out there enjoys them.
LOCAL SCHOOLS CLOSED DURING 22 YEARS
The following are schools of local townships which have been closed during
the last two decades, amoung 140 one-room schools of the county which
sprung into existency, filled their need and passed out again.
Blaine - Greenwood, 1937; Neely, 1937.
Buffalo - Science Hill, 1920.
Donegal - Tunnell, 1919; Byers, Stoolfire, McAdoo, Dutch Fork and
McMillan, all in 1932.
East Finley - Marshall, 1935; Stony Point, 1939; Newland, 1940.
Hopewell - Oak Ridge, Maple Grove, Templeton and Pleasant Grove, all 1920;
Hopewell H.S., 1922; White, 1932; and Farrar, 1937.
Independence - Manchester, 1929; Scott, 1935; Boyd, 1936; Fallen
Timber, 1937; Penowa, 1937; Jamison, 1938.
Morris - Ringland, 1928; Craft, 1932; Wilson, 1932; Archer, 1928.
South Franklin - Bethel, Jolly and Dickerson, 1928; Lindley and Point
West Finley - Taylors, 1928; Harmony, Liberty, Maple Glen and Davidson,
all 1937; Beham, Knob, Kimmins and Gunns, all 1938.