Shurts School, Bureau County Illinois

Contributed by Norman Horack

Norman writes "The former school site is part of the surrounding farm which is, less the house and buildings, still owned by our family. I have pictures of Shurts School in the years just before it was moved.  

" The first picture is of David Shurts on the left. His Daughter, Dora Barker is on the right. Her daughter, Elsie Horack is in the middle holding my father, Russell Horack. David bought the original farm with his mustering out pay from the Civil War and sold off the land for the school at some time. I have the date written down somewhere."

The second picture is of the school looking North while the last picture is of the school looking South toward the house where I grew up living in."


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