In this video you will meet three generations of the Bonacker and Weber families, descendents of early homesteaders, share their experience of and quiet pride in the land they have farmed for over 100 years. They speak of the vicarious nature of farming, and how each generation has worked to preserve the land and hand it on to the next.
Learn what it was like to teach and learn in a one room school. Experience the reorganization of Jefferson County schools from the point of view of students, teachers and administrators. Ride along with students on the long bus trips to their new schools. Witness the fist steps in the journey from segregated to integrated public education. Discover how all of these changes played out in Jefferson County.
This movie was produced for the Jefferson County Library by the production staff of Jefferson College in conjunction with the Arnold Historical Society.