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Poorhouse Spring: Elementary, Not Simple

The year was 1926.  Calvin Coolidge occupied the White House. Unemployment was 1.8%. Pontiac manufactured its first cars, and Henry Ford instituted the five-day, eight-hour-per-day workweek (long after workers had demanded it). Here in Ewing, Kentucky, not far From the Banks of Poorhouse Spring, the new Ewing School opened, replacing an older structure. “Shirttail” Thomas, my […]