began in 1980 when Dean McClay, who was the principal at Otway Elementary,
and chairman of the “Fair Project” proposed that pictures
of the existing One-Room Schools be taken and displayed at the Scioto
County Fair to show “Where We Came From”.
(Dean McClay’s son) and Martin McAllister (Tunney McAllister’s
son) took the 1980 pictures. (They probably skipped a couple school
days to do it). Phillip and Martin were on the Lakota yearbook staff.
They ran the darkroom and printed the pictures too.
Use the links
to the right to see a slideshow of the district's one room schools.
Watch the introduction and then click the back button on the last
slide to come back here. Click the township name you would like
to see and it will take you to a slideshow. At the end of the show,
there is a back button to click to bring you back to this page.