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Established June 2, 1997
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Troop 1773's Longwood School Project
Essay by Rachel M.

A Journey to the Past

A fictional story by Rachel M.
Troop 1773
 
One sunny day our history report was due. Miss ABC called on Addy who was raising her hand high above everybody else. Addy walked up to the front of the classroom and began to speak. "Imagine that you are in this place that I'm going to tell you about", she said.
A long time ago in the early 1800's a young slave girl arrived at a safe house on the Underground Railroad in Chester County. The white lady of the house gave the runaway slave girl a nice handed down dress, bonnet, and lace boots, and told her that tomorrow she would start school at the little colored children's schoolhouse on the corner of Bodine and Valley Hill Road. The next day the nice lady gave the girl an apple and a slice of bread tied in a kerchief to carry to school for her lunch. The girl strolled to school nervous, but excited, for today she would finally learn how to read. When her father got a job as a woodcutter on Bacton Hill, her family moved to a small cabin on Conestoga Road. On Sundays, they attended the African American Methodist Church on Bacton Hill Road. The girl and her family really enjoyed the peace and independence that they found in their new home.
Addy finished her report by saying that the church and school ruins could still be seen today.
 

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