Mosherville School

The first school in Mosherville opened in 1847. It was followed by a frame schoolhouse in 1857-58 and then this schoolhouse in 1872. Built at a cost of $2800, the building originally had two rooms serving grades one through ten. As the town grew it became a an eight-grade school. The school closed in 1967 and is currently the home of the Ladies’ Aid Society.

The school is on North Street next to a church built in 1862. The church has held non-denominational services since 1947. Hope you enjoy the images from a bygone era.

The Entrance

The Entrance

Doorknob

Doorknob

Windows

Windows

Reclamation

Reclamation

Merry-Go-Round

Merry-Go-Round

Then and Now

Then and Now

Teeter-Totter and School

Teeter=Totter and School

Blueberry Hill

Fats Domino made the song “Blueberry Hill” a rock n’ roll hit in the 50’s; “I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill”. (Listen to the song to find out what the thrill was.)

The Blueberry Hill that good friend Pat and I visited last week is a refuge farm owned by some very caring friends. The farm is named Blueberry Hill; in honor of Fats Domino or one of the few fruits native to this county or maybe the thrill my friends found there. I call it a refuge farm because they take in animals destined for slaughter or dropped off in the middle of the night at their farm

The house sits up on a hill about one-fifth of a mile from the road. It is a beautiful home with lovely gardens, even though this day and this time of year may not show it off at its best. It is decorated for Christmas, though.

Blueberry Hill

Blueberry Hill

Barndoor

Barndoor

West of the farm is an historic farmhouse with a couple of contrasting barns.

Barns

Barns

East of the farm is a schoolhouse turned into a home.

Schoolhouse

Schoolhouse

Here is one of the owners having a face-to-face conversation with one of the residents:

Face-to-Face

Face-to-Face

Next time I’ll introduce you to the star of the farm (and he knows it). His name is Andy. No this is not Andy.
Goat Head

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