Marker being dedicated for old Pisgah school

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More than 100 one-room schoolhouses once were scattered across Morgan County.
One of those schools — Science Hill — will be remembered Saturday when a group of Pisgah friends gather to dedicate a historical marker to it as well as to its former teachers, students, staff and administrators.
The last classes were held at Science Hill, which stood just northwest of Pisgah, in 1945 and the building was demolished in the 1960s, according to Mike Smith of Branson, Missouri, who led the marker project. Smith’s family is from the Pisgah area.
Smith explained how the marker project began.
“I was talking to a local friend, Tom Winner, about the Union Baptist Church in Pisgah,” Smith said. “Tom mentioned how nice he thought it was that they have a memorial stone at the old church location with a photo on it so we could see what the church looked like. Tom said it was too bad there wasn’t something like that for Science Hill School. I contacted Tom later and told him I thought we should do something similar for Science Hill. That’s how we got started.”
Smith said it took a group effort to pull the project together. “The $2,300 for …


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