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The old district schoolhouse had already been moved twice when this photo was taken, probably in the 1920s.

The historic Monmouth schoolhouse they couldn’t tear down

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Although significantly remodeled, the building in which Monmouth College held its first classes still stands on North D St.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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