Ziebart prays before eating her pail lunch as she and her classmates
re-enact a 19th-century school day in the Douglas County Historical
Society's one-room schoolhouse. Corsica second grade teacher
Sandy Entringer brings her class to the school each spring to
help them understand South Dakota's educational roots.
"It's a wonderful experience," says Entringer.
"There's a lot of history here, and it's fun
to dress up in the old clothes. It's interesting to deal
with the long skirts." Originally located in western Douglas
County, the Hockey-Helland School was built in 1884 and served
students for nearly 80 years.