This classic looking rural one room country school sits as a rejected, lonely image of education in simpler times. Lynn School sits along East Lynn Road in rural Garfield County on a ridge south of the Snake River. In 1910, this land was owned by Verena Lynn. Still standing with straight lines, this school house would have been lovely in its heyday. Flanking the double front doors, are two coat closets, where boys and girls (on opposite sides) would have hung their coats and placed their lunch boxes. Nestled among the wheat fields in the beautiful, bountiful premier wheat growing region of Eastern Washington, the Palouse, its siding so weathered it is hard to tell if it ever saw a coat of paint. These old one room school houses are disappearing quickly. One in particular, Skeen School, is leaning precariously to the south and east and will probably succumb to gravity after a few more winter snows. Most were abandoned during the mid 1940s when consolidation of school districts occurred in the United States. I would have loved attending a rural school like this, what about you?
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