Now and then I rediscover a photo on the hard drive that stands out. This photo was donated to the local museum by Bill Richmond of Amarillo, Texas. I am not sure when it was donated but it was scanned in October of 2011, probably for a presentation on Neosho County schools. The original had some damage that I cleaned up for the PowerPoint show.
Meeker was located in western Neosho County, a few miles north of Galesburg. This is a classic old school photo. The thing that caught my eye was the list of names on the back. Of the fifteen students, there appears to be about six families represented (not counting the ?'s). The country schools served farm families, and when you recognize the names you know about where the family farm houses were—within a couple of miles of the school. 
1. If you can match the names to the number of students, you did better than me. I came up with fourteen names or ? for fifteen faces.
Thoughts 'n Things
Some 'Thoughts' and short articles about past and present-day St. Paul and the Southern Kansas - 4 State Region.