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This one-room school is located in Ada, Oklahoma. It is probably very similar to one that my Dad attended about twenty miles away in Madill, Oklahoma. My great-aunt received her first teaching certificate in 1903 in Oakman, Oklahoma, less than 10 miles from this building. She was teaching in Oklahoma Territory four years prior to statehood. I cannot imagine the courage that it took for a single girl, seventeen years old, to leave her family in Kentucky, travel to Indian Territory and begin a teaching career. You have to admire that kind of person. She lived her adult life in Oakman, died in 1978 and is burried in Ada, Oklahoma. She was an incredible woman.