Now I am an old man, my eye-sight is growing dim, I would like once more to see the green prairies with their beautiful flowers, the trees standing, the springs flowing as they did in the days of my youth. - W. S. Wilkinson 1904 (Wilkinson accompanied his family to stake aclaim at the far end of WAS on Friday 04/23/1848. The Wilkinson’s were one of the first white settlers to Madison County, IA. His father, John Wilkinson had come originally from Ireland and lived out the last decade of his life farming/homesteading at WAS.)
Re-imagining the Holliwell School at WAS
ARCH 301 as the tracing of the Holliwell School of mid 19th to 20th centuries. A one room school house typical of the Iowa prairie.