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Visions and Voices: Montana’s One-Room Schoolhouses

Charlotte Caldwell’s remarkable anthology of Montana’s one room schoolhouses is much more about the people who learned and worked in them than about the buildings themselves. Not only were the schoolhouses a place of learning, they were also social centers of many communities.

Each page reveals a first-hand account from one of the school’s students or teachers and reminds us of a culture that endured great hardships with optimism and ingenuity. American Prairie’s own Prairie Union School is featured with a telling of how it came to rest at its current location. If you enjoy heartwarming and fascinating tales of people from across Montana, this is the book for you.