Courtney 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.

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