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Chickasha schoolhouse placed on national register

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CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) -- A one-room, century-old schoolhouse near Chickasha is Oklahoma's latest addition to the National Register of Historic Places

In the early 1900s, the schoolhouse was home to rural, black students around Verden. It was nearly demolished before is was discovered by Loretta Jackson.

Jackson was working on a documentary about Grady County's black history when she learned about the schoolhouse. The Loretta Y. Jackson Historical Society bought the building and a grant from the state Commerce Department helped pay for it to be moved to Chickasha.

Jim Gabbert, an architectural historian with the state Historic Preservation office, says it's the second one-room wooden schoolhouse for black students in Oklahoma on the list.

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