Books for SALE

After doing a complete inventory of our library, we found that we have several duplicate books and we would like to offer them for sale to anyone who maybe interested on a first come, first served basis.

If you are interested please send an email to: richlandcogensoc@hotmail.com

Cost will be $5.00 per book and shipping (which will be determined by the weight of the book)

Thank you for your interest!!

List of Duplicate Books in Genealogy Library Dated as of Jul 2016

 

Check out the Library page

If you click on “Library Contents” you will see some of the Richland Co, IL items we have in the library

 

If you click on the “Full Inventory Book List” you will see a full list of everything we currently house in our library.   This list is very long and we have tried to keep types of items together i.e. obits, marriages, etc. but you should use the search option explained above the list.

The state and sometimes the county (if only one is involved) are listed to the left of the item.

ENJOY!!!

Before the Big Yellow Bus

Before the Big Yellow Bus
Remembering the one-room schools of Richland County, Illinois

by
RON E. SCHERER
YVONNE SCHERER MECKFESSEL

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 NEWS RELEASE

 

September 16, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WITH PUBLICATION PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

Contact: Ron Scherer, 618-830-7046

 MUCH-ANTICIPATED BOOK ON ONE-ROOM SCHOOLS 

WILL DEBUT AT OLNEY FALL FESTIVAL OF ARTS

 A new book that has taken three years to research and write will make its local debut on Saturday, Sept. 26th, during the Olney Arts Council’s Fall Festival of the Arts at the Olney City Park.

                The book – titled “Before the Big Yellow Bus: Remembering the one-room schools of Richland County, Illinois” – is a large-format book covering 98 county schools in 300 pages of text and 270 historic photographs, and containing hundreds of names of Richland County families that date back to the early 1800s.    

                The text details the history of formal education in Richland County – from schooling first conducted in the home, to the advent of subscription schools, to the development of public, tax-supported schools.  In 1822, before the area was officially a county, the first local school outside the home was in a partitioned-off tavern with slab seats and board desks in Watertown, a now-defunct village located just west of Olney on the old Trace Road near the banks of the Fox River. Continue reading Before the Big Yellow Bus