Dixon District—Three miles north of Joplin; A. Dixon, Henry Martin and Hiram Snapp, directors; James K. Thomas, teacher.
Term of seven months began September 2nd. District enumeration 90, enrollment over fifteen years of age 12, total 65,
present 42. Building and furniture first-class. Seating capacity 54. Value of district property .$600. This is Mr. Thomas' first term
and he is doing good work for a beginner. This is one of the leading districts of the western portion of the county and always
has "number one'" schools.
1878 Jasper County School Report by S. A. Underwood
A History of Jasper County, Missouri and Its People, Volume 1, page 104, pub. 1912, by Joel Thomas Livingston.