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Nebraska Schools

Even as our ancestors struggled to establish homesteads, they realized the importance of educating future generations. By the time Nebraska had achieved statehood, there were schools not only in towns but many rural schools dotted the countryside as well, built to educate the children who lived too far from town to attend schools there. Thus began Nebraska's version of the country school. Most of our Nebraska ancestors were educated in these tiny, one-room structures, and were taught by sincere, hard-working individuals, many of whom devoted their lives to the proper education of "their" children.

If you have information about any school in Nebraska, such as photos, student lists, teachers' names and years of service, please consider sharing them with us here.


Lori Laird

Statewide Resources

Schools in NebraskaChristmas at SchoolHistory & Patriotism
NE History in NE SchoolsNebraska Schools 1860-61 NE Educational Directory 1925-6
NE History Plays in NEFirst NE University RegentsState Superintendent Report 1910

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