Back to School (246/365)

by Lee Santiva September. 03, 2019 155 views
American frontier schoolroom ca. 1880 with chalkboard tablets

American frontier schoolroom ca. 1880 with chalkboard tablets

The Charles Walton School was a one-room cabin in which the children of the Mormon pioneer settlers in Bluff Utah, USA had their lessons around 1880.

Today, 140 years later, there are tablets of about the same size in school classrooms again. What a difference the advances of technology have made in the access to information and the means to learn!

We accidentally "stumbled" upon this well-made historic replication of the Fort Bluff settlement as we were touring the American national parks a few years ago. Too tired to drive any further, we stopped for the night in Bluff and woke up the next day and discovered this historic site.

It was built and furnished entirely by volunteers and donations - for more information refer to the Fort Bluff website.

The old schoolhouse photo is plan B.

I had originally wanted to post about the German "Back to School" tradition of the school cone (Schultüte) but the timing is all wrong.

In our state, the first day of school for a 1st grader (Einschulung) where they proudly carry their school cones is on September 14th. In the state across the Rhine River this date was during our vacation in middle of August.

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Camellia Staab 3 months, 1 week ago

You will have to do a double post on September 14 and give us look at the cones.😉

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Lee Santiva Replied to Camellia Staab 3 months, 1 week ago

Unfortunately I will be out of the state that weekend and will miss it again

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Buster Bruce 3 months, 1 week ago

Love the old corner heater stove!

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Lee Santiva Replied to Buster Bruce 3 months, 1 week ago

Thanks for commenting

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