Yesterday's schools: Public elementary education in Prince William County, Virginia, 1869-1969 : a social and educational history of a rural county in Virginia

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9780961286293: Yesterday's schools: Public elementary education in Prince William County, Virginia, 1869-1969 : a social and educational history of a rural county in Virginia
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This is a detailed social history of the Prince William County, Virginia, Public Schools from their inception in 1869 to 1969. It takes a comprehensive view of how Southern Rural Schools developed and what factors affected their evolution. It also tracks the 97 schools and 157 buildings one, two , three and four room schools in existence over the 100 year period. There are many pictures and stories of the schools and their life. The book is an 8 1/2" x 11" hardcover volume.

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Reader's comments "You are a most readable writer. In some spots I have felt that I was actually there observing."

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" Mrs. Phinney's narrative is about real people... Illustrations and an extensive bibliography add to the value of this history.."

"Yesterday's Schools is truly outstanding both in your writing and fact finding, and organiation...Such a classy book..."

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Lucy Walsh Phinney, (1940-1996) had lived in Virginia since 1973. She was a historian and had taught high school History and English. She was very active in the community, bringing new ideas to the schools and raising 3 children. She served both as an appointed member and Chairman of the Prince William County Historical Commission. She started the historical society, Historic Prince William, Inc. She also wrote a history of Hollin Hall in Fairfax County, Virginia. This is on land once belonging to George Mason in Alexandria, Virginia. She edited, George Brown's "A History of Prince William County".

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