Out on July 4, 2020 with a friend of mine. We had stopped to look at a church and someone was mowing the grounds. We asked him if he knew of any old schools in the area and he said Craven School was nearby and to watch out for skunks. We were on our way to Craven School anyway, it was on our list for the day. He should have told us to beware of the thick brush and the hazardous fallen trees. We did not see any skunks. Skunks are kind of cute and like most wildlife will leave you alone if you do not bother them.
Craven School ran from 1913 to 1963 and is unique in that one person, Jack Harris, farmed and also taught at this school serving a record fifty years. The school closed March 1963 when he became ill and he died in 1966. He was the only teacher. These days unless you knew where it was you would never find it since it is so hidden in the trees and brush.
In another 50 years, unless something is done - it will be gone completely...ReplyDelete
Somehow I thought this post was going to end with you bathing in tomato juice.ReplyDelete
Great find! With Mr. Harris as the only teacher, everyone older still in the are was probably taught by him..that's cool!ReplyDelete
I don't imagine there's too many schools, if any, that can say they had only one teacher for all that number of years. He must have been dedicated to his work.ReplyDelete