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The Old School Joseph Klapatch
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Size: 6" x 9"
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9781633187276
In 1969, in the Anthracite Coal Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Dickson City, Olyphant, and Throop school districts merged to become the Mid-Valley School District. Soon afterward, plans were made to build the new Mid-Valley Junior-Senior High School. The plans were put on hold indefinitely. In 1977, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry condemned two elementary schools. Some residents wanted a new school built; others wanted the old schools renovated. Lively debate ensued. This book is a combination local history book and a memoir. There is a narrative that comes to a climax when the schools are condemned. Historical information and personal accounts describe ...