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Clear Creek School

Jackson Township, Daviess County, Missouri

[Clear Creek School, Daviess Co.]

Clear Creek School was established about 1840. It was located about three miles north of the present site of Lock Springs, in Section 26. The structure was of hewn logs, about 18 feet square, with a fireplace six feet wide in the west side. The east wall featured a "desk" -- a rough hewn walnut plank -- fastened to the wall with wooden pins.

About 1857, weatherboards were added, the fireplace was replaced by a stove, floor and ceiling were added.

The first school on the present site was built in 1874. It was destroyed by fire in February 1899. The structure shown here was erected in the fall of 1899.

Thanks to Jerry Houston and Beth Houston-Adrian of Kansas City, Missouri for sharing this photo!

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