May 22, 2007
Public education came to the small community of Vilonia (Faulkner County) in 1880. By the early 1920s, the areas students attended classes in a new modern brick building. On January 8, 1942, the school burned to the ground. Though financing was scarce during World War II, local citizens donated labor, materials, and money to construct the school shown in this photo, which opened for the next school year.