Book on Big Springs School

Posted March 28, 2014 at 7:04 pm

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By Julie Ann Madden

Many who have been trying to get a copy of Elizabeth Beall’s book, which is a compilation of Big Springs School records, are encouraged to try again.

In an email from Beall, The Akron Hometowner learned she had been studying abroad and hadn’t been checking all of her email accounts.

“Copies can be made for anyone interested, and I would be more than happy to do so!” Beall wrote. “If there is a list of names of people who would like to purchase the book, I would really enjoy getting in contact with them.”

And fairly soon as for my University Honors Thesis I am hoping to compile more information about Big Springs, and collecting personal stories from those who attended or know of the school and the country schoolhouse environment,” she continued.

To purchase the book people can call me directly at 605-464-4108, and I will be more than happy to print and send books to them. Cost is dependent right now on the number printed as I don’t want to charge more than printing and mailing costs, she concluded the email.

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