Pleasant View school was also known as "Magoffin" school.
Magoffin DistrictóW. F. Stemmons, Geo. McCormick and Peter Schell, directors; Hiram Harry, teacher.
Term of five months began October 7th. District enumeration 45, enrollment over 15 years of age 5, total
39. Building second-class and furniture third-class. The directors will during the term supply the school with
patent desks sufficient to accommodate 40 pupils. Willingness and promptness were noticeable merits in
the classes examined and the recitations and deportment were good. District Clerk Simmons visited with me.
1878 Jasper County School Report by S. A. Underwood
A History of Jasper County, Missouri and Its People, Volume 1, page 105, pub. 1912, by Joel Thomas Livingston.