Today is our final day here together on the former Borst land.
The last part we have to see is the replica of the one room
Let's wander back through the garden and make our way to
Centralia's replica of a one room schoolhouse was sponsored
by the Lewis County Retired Teacher's Association and the
Centralia Parks and Recreation Department. It was built
with money made from various donations. The schoolhouse
was dedicated on September 16,1996. This building was
created as a replica of the late 1800's one room schoolhouses
of Lewis County, but is a compilation of the features of
several schools and many of the donated items once
belonged to other schoolhouses in Lewis County.
By 1854, there were 3 schools located in the area, one at
Boisfort, one at Claquato, and one most likely near the Cowlitz
Children from the age of 5 through 13 attended school and
if they were short on space, students would have to share a
Many times book were also shared.
The view from the teacher's desk.
The "big" boys would have to bring in the wood from outside
to feed the stove in the cold months.
...and so ends our tour. I was so pleased to be able to share
this with all of you. I was just so delighted to discover it back
in June and fell a little bit in love with this special place. It
is such a peaceful and warm home and the gardens done by
the Master Gardeners are magnificent. Thank you for taking
the journey with me and lasting through my endless
amounts of pictures! I hope you enjoyed the trip back through
time and have yourselves a loveleigh weekend!
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