few of the next generation of Nebraskans will have the pleasure
of attending school in a Nebraska sod schoolhouse. They might
go to school in poorer buildings than the one built of sod,
however, for it is as warm in winter and as cool in summer as
any ordinary schoolhouse, although some of our lady teachers
do object to the fleas and vermine that sometimes infest such
a building. Many of our sod school houses are well finished,
nearly all are floored and plastered, and many are finished
around the doors and windows on the inside. Slate blackboards,
patent desks, maps, charts, a school library, a globe and an
international unabridged dictionary may be found in many of
them. The better class of them have shingled roofs.
William K. Fowler quoted, in Richard E. Dudley, Nebraska
Public School Education, 1890 1910, 66.