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MT Schoolhouses on Endangered History list

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Some of Montana's oldest buildings have been designated as endangered.

The National Trust for Historical Preservation has selected Montana's historic 1 and 2 room schoolhouses for its 26th Annual Endangered Historic Places list.  Tom Cook of the Montana Historical Society says these schoolhouses serve as a tribute to a sense of place in the Treasure State.  He says many older Montanans attended those schools when they were young, so it's fitting the schoolhouses made this list.

"People will come and tears will come to their eyes.  They'll remember going to those places, 1 room school houses, the teacher they had for maybe 8 grades, the same teacher.  And all the little friends they had in there.  It is very much a part of Montana's past."

Montana has more 1 and 2 room schoolhouses than any other state.  56 schoolhouses in the state are on the National Register of Historic Places.


Story by Charlie Misra, Beartooth NBC.
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