NEW YORK FOLKLORE QUARTERLY
Vol. XVIII, No. 1, Spring 1962
DISTRICT NO. 11 ACQUIRES A SCHOOLHOUSE
Ellen L. Hamilton
SIZE="-1">DOWN in Tioga County the Moores have lived on the
same farm, more or less, for 140 years. Until recently,
most of them attended school in a one-room country
school, but not always in the same schoolhouse! And thereby hangs
Among my father’s prized possessions is an old notebook containing
the records of school meetings from 1840 to 1902 of School
District No. 11 of the Town of Nichols, New York. In general,
they tell only the names of the officers elected for the next year,
the amount of tax voted for wood for fuel, or occasionally for some
other purpose, e.g. in 1861, “...Resolved that 11 shillings be
raised by a tax to repair the house.” In 1871, a Special Meeting
was called which Dad’s notebook reports in some detail. The
George Moore mentioned was his grandfather. This is the account
just as it is recorded....
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