Perry, OK School House Collapse, Jan 1897


Perry, Ok., Jan. 25. -- A school house, built of sod, near here, collapsed, and fifteen school children were entombed for some time. The trustees of the school district plowed up the prairie and built a new schoolhouse of the turf. The structure collapsed and every child, with the teacher, MISS JENNIE JONES, was entombed. Several children will die from their injuries, and MISS JONES is in a critical condition. All had to be dug out.

Galveston Daily News Texas 1897-01-26