"It's the only clubhouse on the Burlington Line. The employees themselves did all the building," said Schmitz. "(Monday) we had a few of the people who were original to that association here ... they were so pleased that we kept the building open. We were glad that they were pleased with our work."
Following the formal presentation, Uthoff opened the floor to anyone who had stories to tell or questions to ask. Many of those attending spoke about the history books available at the public library that chronicle one-room schoolhouses in Wapello County.
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A way for you to help Sarah Uthoff is asking anyone who attended a one-room schoolhouse to fill out a noon meal survey. She is collecting information about what was eaten, what the favorite meals were, if there was any kind of hot food served and where and when the meal was eaten. She is also collecting letters from Laura Ingalls Wilder and photographs of Wilder sites. Uthoff is a Wilder historian, and her Laura letters will be deposited in the newly built archive room at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. More information on both of these projects is available at www.trundlebedtales.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.