Plymouth in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Plymouth Center School
The Town Report for 1901 stated, "The building has been a source of much satisfaction to the residents of this section". It had grades 1 through 8, with two grades per classroom.
At recess, children played marbles, hopscotch jump rope, dodgeball, and mumbleypeg, a game where jackknives would be flipped into the ground.
In winter, the Green was flooded by the Fire Department for iceskating at lunchtime.
School was not cancelled because of snow. Chains were put on the buses and they made their appointed rounds.
As was often the case back then, children were discouraged from writing left-handed. Discipline was strict. Former students felt they received a good education and look back fondly on their days at Plymouth Center School.
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Location. 41° 40.365′ N, 73° 3.245′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Street and Main Street (U.S. 6), on the right when traveling south on Park Street. Located next to the Plymouth Green. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Park Street, Plymouth CT 06782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plymouth Burying Ground (here, next to this marker); First Congregational Church of Plymouth (within shouting distance of this marker); Site Of St. Peter’s Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Plymouth Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Constitution Oak (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plymouth (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fr. Michael J. McGivney (approx. 0.9 miles away); Thomaston Veterans Monument (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.