Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Volume 20

Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Volume 20

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...earnestness and sincerity which have accompanied the good work in the past are manifested in a greater degree at present; and it may safely be predicted that the manual training movement on this Coast will soon be a deeply rooted essential part of our public school course. I STATE NORMAL SOHO0LS. BRIEF HISTORY OF STATE NORMAL SCHOOL AT CHICO. By C. C. VAN Lusw. The California State Normal School at Chico was established by an Act of the Legislature in 1337. Before the location was decided upon, a committee was sent north to visit the various places competing for the school. Marysville, Red Bluff, and Chico were regarded as the three most desirable spots for its location. Chico seemed to be most centrally located and to possess the most attractive and healthful surroundings. These advantages, combined with the gifts of its citizens, secured the location of the school at Chico. General John Bidwell gave the State eight acres of his best land, immediately adjoining the city of Chico, for the site, and the citizens gave $10,000 to be applied toward the building fund. ' The first Board of Trustees was composed of Governor R. W. Waterman, Superintendent of Public Instruction Ira G. Hoitt, John Bidwell, F. C. Lusk (president), T. P. Hendricks, A. H. Crew, and L. H. McIntosh. As soon as possible after the organization of the board, work was begun on the building. Though not completed, work was sufficiently advanced by September, 1339, to permit the opening of the school. The board had selected as president of the school E. T. Pierce, at that time Superintendent of Schools at Pasadena, California. Other members of the first faculty were M. L. Seymour, professor of natural sciences; 'Carlton M. Ritter, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932439
  • 9781236932433