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North Codorus Township’s Diehl’s one-room school, aka ‘Corn-Cob College,’ remembered

Diehl’s one-room school, located in North Codorus Township, York County, was one of 300 such schools that representated a way of life for generations. John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel of the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society, sent this image along with a narrative of one-room school life by another local student of history, the late Roger E. Shaffer. One-room schools continue to fascinate folks, so yorktownsquare.com profiles them in an occasional series. Also of interest: This one-room school stood in Goram. Where’s Goram?

Roger E. Shaffer wrote his memories of his own one-room school, Diehl’s School, aka “Corn-Cob College.” (He does not offer a reason for the name.)

You don’t get written memories of one-room school experiences everyday, so I’m sharing it here, hoping it’s legible on your browser:

Also of interest:
Stephen Smith over at Yorkblog’s YorksPast is doing some detailed work on one-room schools in York County. He uses maps, aerial photos and an array of other tools to keep his readers informed about one-room schools. Also, check out ydr.com’s ‘All in One-Room’ section.