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The changing rural landscape


May 6, 2013
Billie Shelton ( , The Daily Freeman Journal

When I started school in January, 1956, (yes, the plan for kindergarten then was to go all day for the second semester of the school year only), there were 26 in my class, evenly split between boys and girls. Even more amazing than that number of five-year-olds in one little rural school district is the fact that all but four of us were farm kids.



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