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Former Schoolhouse where Oliver Cowdery Taught
|Title||Former Schoolhouse where Oliver Cowdery Taught|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Keywords||Cowdery, 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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