All that remains of Half Moon…

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In the early 1920’s, the people of Half Moon gathered to build this one room school house. They had plans to make education more accessible to the children of their small rural community. They had survived a World War and were looking to the future.

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Imagine the changes this community faced just a few short years later when the global economy collapsed and depression took hold.

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The records of Half Moon are sparse from this point on and eventually the town disappears. This school sat there until 1991 when it was relocated to its present site and restored. Nothing remains now of the town, but this building stands as a reminder of the intrepid souls who made plans, worked, built and established families. They, like us, couldn’t have known what curveballs life had coming.

[Alachua County, FL]

If you would like to visit the Half Moon School, it has been moved to the Morningside Nature Center in East Gainesville and is available for public visits during park hours (exterior only).

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