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Former Schoolhouse where Oliver Cowdery Taught

TitleFormer Schoolhouse where Oliver Cowdery Taught
Publication TypePhotography
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsMays, Kenneth
KeywordsCowdery, Oliver; Manchester, NY

Lower portion of this home (left) was once the structure in which Oliver taught school while he boarded with the Smith family, Manchester.

“Schoolmasters were usually young unmarried men who took the job on before settling on a trade or taking over a farm. Schoolhouses were small, poorly kept structures, usually built near roadsides on barren, unwanted corners of land.” - Jack Larkin, The Shaping of Everyday Life, 35.


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