Vintage Photographs Capture the Life at an Outdoor “Bench School” in 1939

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During the end of the Great Depression in 1939, many rural schools held classes outside due to the oppressive heat. Here is a day in the life of the enrollment of the Lincoln “Bench School” outside of Ontario, Oregon. They were more fortunate than most: the county had a bus that went to pick up most of the kids from the surrounding farms.

(Images: Library of Congress, via Old Photo Archive)

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