Kensett AR school house, 1910, postcard of Ray Hanley's.

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Kensett School 1910 Ray Hanley postcard

Kensett ARK Public School 1910.

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette often runs old postcard pictures from Ray Hanley's collection.  They are interesting, especially when they are near us.  This one was on line a few days ago and is very interesting.  Where was it located in Kensett AR?  Perhaps a Searcy Sleuth will remember and let us know.  One interesting thing was pointed out. It stated that the two teachers in the doorway (seeing how small they look in the doorway makes the building look MUCH larger) probably made the average salary which would have been $273 for 107 days of the school year.

It's a neat old building, isn't it?  And how things have changed in only 110 years!





Comments (4)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Barbara.

I attended school in Dover, Arkansas.  It was (at the time), a modern school house two stories high.  During the hot months the windows were left open.  During the cold ones, there was a pot belly stove they kept us warm with, coal heat. 

Oct 19, 2020 12:41 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

The school that I attended in Georgia was all one level.  Go in one end at 1st grade and exit the other end 12 years later.  The heat was with those tubular looking things in the room.  Air with windows up, of course.

Oct 19, 2020 04:58 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Yes, it is a neat old building, Barbara.  I belong to a Facebook group for Sacramento History.  We often have old postcards of our area posted.  I love them.

Oct 19, 2020 05:07 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Myrl, I post my blogs on facebook and have lots of followers.   They comment on facebook instead of on the blog.  Activerain is a great place to blog.


Oct 20, 2020 05:24 AM