112808-03 Grandma Robbie and Aimee play in school
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While Grandma and Grandpa were visiting we took a drive with Grandma and took her to Parkin, Arkansas. When we arrived there was a park ranger giving a presentation at the old restored school house. Then we got to play with some of the old time toys.
This state park was the site of an Indian community that was discovered only recently (1960's I believe). The Indian community was here in the time of the explorer DeSoto.
For many years this site was home to a saw mill operation. This old school educated the workers children. So most of the children that attended this school were extremely poor and most of them were African American.
When we were done visiting the old school house, we went over to the visitor center and watched the film about the history of this site. The kids then had an opportunity to play with some artifact replicas with another great ranger.