History of Erie County Ohio; With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers

History of Erie County Ohio; With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...the writer has been able to find. It shows that the total enrollment amounted to three hundred and seventy-seven pupils, of whom one hundred and ninety-three were males and one hundred and eighty-four females. The expenses for rent of school-rooms, and other expenses not enumerated, amounted to the immense sum of one hundred and seventy-four dollars, not including a desk costing four, and a stove costing twelve dollars, which swells the grand total to one hundred and ninety dollars. This school furniture seems to be the first property either personal or real belonging to the public schools of Sandusky. The report also declares that a tax of two mills on the dollar had been levied for public school purposes, and two hundred and forty-two dollars was the amount of the total assessment, one hundred and seventy-five having been paid in, and the remainder was delinquent; but later in the year the fund was swelled by money from other sources to no less than three hundred and ninety-four dollars and nine cents. At this time the best accessible statistics plae Sandusky's population at something over twelve hundred souls. A very short calculation in percentage will also show that the valuation of taxable property was $121,000. If the citizens understood the under-valuation scheme of the present day as thoroughly as they apparently did the delinquent tax matter, the valuation recorded may be solely multiplied by ten. The branches taught at that time were reading, writing, arithmetic, grammar, geography, and philosophy. Not a very extensive list of studies, but still something more than the three R's. The first school buildings owned by the city were built in 1844-45 in accordance with plans suggested by a special committee consisting of Messrs. M....show more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236737202
  • 9781236737205