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Julie Jontz Lange receives DAR Community Service Award

November 4, 2013
Julie Jontz Lange of Marshalltown, left, is shown being presented with a Community Service Award by Janice Juchems of the Daughters of the American Revolution Spinning Wheel Chapter at the Historical Society of Marshall County’s museum Saturday afternoon.
Lange was chosen for her years of commitment to restore and later educate Marshall County school children and others about Taylor No. 4 Country School. Lange, a retired educator, has directed with others approximately 30 historical re-enactments annually with fourth graders from Marshall County schools.
“We immerse them into 1913 and ask them to come and use their imagination — to pretend they are students attending a one-room schoolhouse,” Lange said. Taylor No. 4 has been located adjacent to the HSMC’s Susie Sower House, 201 State Street, since 1964. The school operated from 1877 to 1955 at “airport corners,” four mile north of Marshalltown on Highway 14. It was named Taylor No. 4 because it was the fourth school organized in Taylor Township. The school was also known as “Four Hills School” and the “Wetherbee School.”


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