In 60 black and white photographs, John Martin Campbell here documents what remains of the era's schoolhouses, from an adobe prairie school in New Mexico to a slide in a Montana schoolyard, with the Gallatin Mountains as its backdrop. "Jack Campbell set out to photograph abandoned schools," Tony Hillerman writes in his foreword to the book, "but he has given us a haunting portrait of our past. It was poor, if one measures poverty in material terms, but it was happy."
Author John Martin Campbell. Tony Hillerman, foreword.
Publisher New Mexico
Pages/Publication Date 150/1996