Dewey School was also known as "Blood" school.
Blood District—O. H. Carpenter, M. A. Estey and E. Kerr, directors; O. W. Rose, teacher.
Term began November 4th and continues four months. District enumeration fi9, enrollment
over fifteen years of ape 5. total 32, present 29. Building aud furniture first-class. Seating
capacity 30. The school house Is located near Salem Church nine miles north of Carthage
and is one of the best in Preston township. A good pine fence with cedar posts and a neat
coal house are the improvements made during the summer. Deportment and recitations are
good and show that Mr. Rose is master of the situation. Mr. Estey visited with me.
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.