Now and Then Remembering the old coal heaters at school

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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A few days ago I was talking with John and June Easley, and remembering some of our 1940s winters and the efforts to heat our schoolhouse. Although people tend to think of those old days as “same old, same old,” they were really days of momentous change, in the nation, in our town and in Pea Ridge Schools. In 1945 and 1946 we were readjusting to life after World War II. Construction projects would soon be enlarging the schoolhouse, and we were changing over from some of the old ways of doing things.

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