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Gloria Schmidt shows brothers Samuel and Mason Smith, ages 5 and 3 respectively, how students used to practice their penmanship inside the one-room Southernmost School. The Portsmouth Historical Society believes the building is the oldest surviving schoolhouse in the country.

Portsmouth Historical Society gets social

Portsmouth Historical Society gets social

PORTSMOUTH — Isabella F. Fish was brought back to life on Sunday, and she had some words of caution for everyone who left the one-room Southernmost School that sits behind the Portsmouth Historical Society: “Have fun at recess. Don’t climb any trees!” warned Miss Fish, who was played by Society member Gloria Schmidt. Under the school’s

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