Joseph McClurg built the first log school in Lower Town of old Linn Creek.  Later a one-room frame school was built in Upper Town to replace the log school.  The log school became a school for “colored children”.  In 1893 there were about thirty-seven students in age from five to twenty years old.  One year later the student attendance was seventy-two.  A new two-story, concrete school was built on higher ground away from the flood area of the Osage River.  The new school had a library of thirty-six books that were free to students and to others five cents weekly rent was expected. This photo looks back to the year of 1914.