Piedmont Virginia Digital History: The Land Between the Rivers
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McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers were written by William Holmes McGuffey and his brother Alexander in the 1830s and 1840s, and were used for decades throughout the US for primary-level students. The Readers emphasized spelling, vocabulary, and formal…

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Dick and Jane were the main characters in a series of basic readers written by William S. Gray and Zerna Sharp and published by Scott Foresman, that were used to teach children to read from the 1930s through to the 1970s in the US. This page is from…

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In rural parts of Central Virginia in the early 1800s children were home-schooled when there were few alternatives. These pages are from a home made mathematics textbook; the leather cover was home tanned, and the writing was done with a quill pen,…

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This photograph, taken by Mrs. Virgie Bell, on February 7th 1910, is of the Parrott School in Greene County, its faculty and its students. The school was located on the north side of Amicus Road, opposite what is now the western entrance of the…

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Captain Francis Marion McMullen and his wife Virginia Ann ran a school in Stanardsville after the Civil War. In August 1868 he bought the 10 acre Stanardsville property on which Forest Hill Academy stands, and built this school house. It is not known…

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The PDF file to the right is based upon a powerpoint presentation funded by Dominion Virginia Power. The presentation uses photos, many from the Louisa County Historical Society archives, to tell the story of Civil Rights from the end of the Civil…

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This is a photograph of Carrie Milhado and Mildred Jennings at the Mineral School

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(Pictured is the A. G. Richardson school for African-American students in Louisa County, Virginia.)

The 1954 the Supreme Court decision known as Brown v. Board of Education overturned the previous “separate but equal” ruling on which a decades of…

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Front and back of a letter discussing funds

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Letter to Mr. Hayden stating that the current board does not believe in the Rosenwald Fund

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Letter stating how much the board will pay

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letter stating the date of the next school board meeting

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Letter stating that the supervisor will be unable to meet the second monday in may.

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Reply letter stating that he can meet anytime in June

Letter stating that the supervisor can visit the school on June 8th
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