Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Cornucopia School


When I am bored I look at maps and read local history books. 

I read about Cornucopia School in a book and looked it up on a map, it appeared to still be there so I had to go check it out for myself. A certain blogger friend of mine was in the area before me and confirmed it was there but still, I needed to go myself.

Cornucopia School was open from 1911-1945. It reopened in 1946 for correspondence courses. When It permanently closed it looks like it became a granary. It is nice to see it still on it's original site. 

One student knowing that cornucopia means plenty or abundance of something, said it must refer to the amount of mosquitoes and gophers.  Some things will never change. 





References: Pioneering With a Piece of Chalk
Photos taken October 21, 2017. 




14 comments:

  1. I think you need to revisit in late spring when everything is in bloom.

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    1. Yes, that would be a great time to go! I will add it to my 5 year plan.

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  2. Cornucopia of Mosquitoes and Gophers, LOL!

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    1. Lol! Luckily October was mosquito free!

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  3. I like the way it looks, aged and weathered. It looks very isolated out there, only a few clouds to keep it company. Nice pics Jenn.

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    1. Hi Bill! Thanks! It is very isolated. Not much around. Didn't see another person or many cars that day on the backroads.

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  4. Great photos, Jenn. The black and white is my favourite. It captures the age.

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    1. Thanks Marie, I have started to add at least one black and white photo. I love how they give a very different feel to the subject.

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  5. it might not be standing at all in another half century

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    1. Hi Adam, you're probably right. I doubt many of the places I photograph will be around. Sad but true.

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  6. I need to visit this school someday too since I discovered I have a personal connection to this school. My Great-aunt taught here back in 1936.

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    1. You should Tim! Having that connection is very cool!

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