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Lewis Co, Tennessee:
Grinder's Creek School
Newspaper Article regarding School Fire
Hohenwald Star,
12 December 1912

 

This article was originally published in The Hohenwald Star,  Hohenwald, Tennessee on 
Friday, December 20,1912.

Information and Dec. 20, 1912 Hohenwald Star provided by John and Mollie Turner's granddaughter, Mary Jane McEntire, Prairie Village, KS.   Given to Sammye Lawson on March 28, 2002.

"Grinder's Creek School House Burned"
December 18, 1912
Caught in Roof While School Was In Session

     The school house on Grinder's Creek was burned Wednesday morning.  The fire started in the roof and interrupted the school in the midst of the spelling class recitation.

     The teacher and pupils went to work with a will to save the school furniture and all the desks were carried out before the roof fell in.

     The building was an old-time log house, but it had been fitted up with modern desk seats.

     The teacher, Sam Daniel, came to Hohenwald on the afternoon train, but will return in a few days to reopen school.  The remainder of the term will be taught in the church nearby.

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