%> Nevada Riches: The Land and People of the Silver State
People & Life Ways
Riches, Ranching & Railroads
(1850-1900)

Hawthorne and Tuscarora

Many of the schools in Nevada were very basic structures.  Often classes were held in drafty one room schools that offered little comfort for teacher or students.  This school building at Hawthorne was a substantial structure, and teachers and students proudly posed for a picture.

In the smaller schools the students often worked in one classroom, with all ages and grades together.  In larger schools it was possible to have several classrooms.

There was no playground equipment at the school house in Tuscarora, but the students managed to find balls and bats to entertain themselves at recess.  Baseball was a popular activity for school children of all grade levels.
 

Photo Credits:
1: Nevada State Museum
2: Northeastern Nevada Museum
3: Northeastern Nevada Museum