District #44-Sleepy Hollow
By Carolyn Mense
The name of my school is Pleasant
Vale or Sleepy Hollow. The school was
perfected on June 24, 1888. Its location is 16 miles south, 8 miles west
of Grinnell. At this school, no black people
attended this school. In 1896, the
length of term (in days) was 80 days, each year the number of days in the term
went up. The school house was insured
for $1050.00. At their playground, they
had a merry-go-round and swings. The
students faced west in the school house.
The school house was gray and they had six windows. The school also had
a set of encyclopedia. It was
disorganized on March 1, 1947.
(Gove Co. Register of Deeds)