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September 16, 2013
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Letter: One-room schoolhouse article missed mark in Oakland

Wanted more on schoolhouse

In The News-Review on Sept. 8, I was excited to see an article by R.J. Guyer regarding one-room schoolhouses. I eagerly read through the article expecting to see some comments about the English Settlement School located at the Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park in Oakland.

Sadly, all I found was one brief statement about it’s proximity to the French Settlement School. It’s a shame that apparently Mr. Guyer was unaware of the extensive restoration that has been done to the English Settlement School over the last few years. Not only is it on the Historical Register, but it has been painted and received a sturdy concrete foundation. Most recently, the windows have been restored and replaced. The Friends of Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park Association, Inc. have been obtaining grants and working with volunteers and the Douglas County Parks department for the last several years. The ultimate goal is to have the building restored sufficiently to allow visitors and small educational sessions.

Midge McGinnis


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The News-Review Updated Oct 14, 2013 12:56PM Published Sep 16, 2013 08:32AM Copyright 2013 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.