This photograph was taken for Christmas in 1914 in the Smartsburg School's Domestic Science Class (can you imagine cooking on one of these stoves?) At that time A.D. Merrell was the principal and the instructor for grades 6-8. By the 1914/1915 school year Dan W. Murphy became the teacher for the older students and taught until at least 1927/1928. Sadly, all students (or teacher) are unidentified. If you recognize any of these students please advise Crawfordsville's library local history (765) 362-2242 x 117.
Smartsburg received its name because of James Smart, a doctor who had an office on a little knoll (the little knoll became Smartsburg).