The area that I lived in and around is just full of back country roads that traverse in and around the country side.  There are times that I just get into the car and drive roads that I’ve never been on just to see what’s there or just over the next hill.  A good portion of the back roads I know cause I’ve been on them before.  However, here and there I take a turn just to find out where I end up or what I’ll see or notice.  This was one of them

This is the Zion Moselem Church.  Located in a small hollow just off the road I was driving, I happen to notice this quaint little church that I had no idea was there.


Again, just across the road was this old 1-room School House almost like the one I Posted about before, but not in as good condition.  I have no idea on the History of this school or the name of it.  All I know is that it’s part of our education in rural Pennsylvania.  I found out that the 1-room School House’s started to disappear from the country side because of Elementary School consolidation.  It seem’d that there were just too many little schools around the area, so they wanted all the kids to start going to 1 school.  Little places like this are all that remain.


1-ROOM SCHOOL HOUSES are something from the past years.  Not many are to be found anymore.  Usually these little 1-room schools were manned by 1 teacher with about 20 kids to teach the 3 R’s.  Places like this had no running water.  Water had to be hand carried in for hygiene.  Heat in the Winter was usually a Pot Bellied Wood Stove that had to have it’s wood for burning brought in by hand and stored along a wall.  No electric existed then.  Going to the bathroom during the Winter months into a Outhouse always presented a challenge.  The black board or chalk board is still present in some that are left over.  No such thing as a White Board then. School books were handed down from one generation to another.

Nikon D7000 with a Nikkor 18-200mm Lens

Thank you.


Published by Les

I am 75 yrs. young and now retired. I worked in the Machinist Trade for 24 yrs. Served in the US Navy with a Tour of Duty in Vietnam. Being retired I do enjoy Photography with my Nikon and Pentax Camera's, snooping around in Historic and Abandoned places, using my Scroll Saw, Reading, Travel, riding a bicycle on the many Trails that are around my area, and what-ever else will interest me at the time. Come with me and see where I go, where I have been, and my Life surviving Retirement.

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