0405: Oak Grove School and the History of the Osage Trail


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Built in 1877, the Oak Grove Schoolhouse has been a gathering place for the community of Lincoln Township for generations. In this episode, Rachel talks with Cary Pruitt and Roger Pruitt from the Oak Grove Schoolhouse Historical Society.

Part Family history, part Kansas history, partly a story about family legacy, we think you'll find this episode to be informative, entertaining, and important. Oak Grove Schoolhouse website What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

  • The mission of the Oak Grove Schoolhouse Historical Society
  • ​How a one room schoolhouse became a central gathering place for the community of Lincoln Township
  • Why it is important to pass down family history from generation to generation
  • The importance of low water fords in the migration of pioneers settling in Kansas
  • The history of the Oak Grove school district
  • The importance of the Osage Trail in the history of Kansas
  • How Laura Ingalls Wilder, Washington Irving, the Benders
  • How the geography of Kansas contributed to the development of the Osage Trail
  • The rough-and-tumble history of Ladore Kansas
  • How the arrival of the KATY Railroad impacted the founding of Parsons Kansas
  • A great gift idea for teacher appreciation day

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