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In the Schoolhouse

Sarah Emery at age 24, 1907

Sarah Emery at age 24, 1907

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South Bristol Historical Society

With little or no janitorial funds allotted, South Bristol teachers were forced to clean and maintain their own schools, which with eight grades in one room must have required constant upkeep.

The dedicated teachers in these one-room schools, such as Sara Emery who taught in South Bristol for some 47 years, accepted this duty that was not imposed on teachers in the rest of Bristol.


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