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Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse is named for the great statesman and pioneer from East Tennessee. Sam Houston was adopted at age 16 by Cherokee Indians in Tennessee, who called him Co-lonneh,
or "the Raven." In 1812, when he was
18, he took the job as teacher to pupils
from age six to 60 during a term
that begun after corn planting in the spring and lasting until harvest and
cold weather in the fall. Tuition at that time was $8.
"Photo: Brian Stansberry / Creative Commons