Revisiting the one-room school at the Iowa State Fair.
This year Iowa Public Television did a wonderful job getting videos of their individual stories of their fair coverage up on their YouTube channel right away. One was on the one-room school on the Iowa State Fair grounds. The school was originally moved there back when the fair was invested in its themes. Other years it built a blockhouse stockade (only torn down in the last few years) and a whole street of main street stores.
The one-room school has long been there for decades. The school is normally hosted by a volunteer. I was told by an unconfirmed source that the school was replaced recently because of termite damage to original. The report below doesn’t deal with any of that, but it does give a nice kid’s perspective on what they could expect if they visited the school. Dan Wardell hosts Iowa Public Television’s current afternoon children’s block and makes…
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