History of Oswego County, New York; With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers

History of Oswego County, New York; 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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...ACADEMY. The citizens of the village generally became very much interested in the education of its children and youth, and in the year 1853, through the exertions of-Hessrs. Charles H. Cross, Himm Murdock, Anson R. Jones, George Gurley, Don A. King, Anson Maltby, Newton M. Wardwell, Samuel Woodrutf, and William H. Lester, an act of the legislature was passed consolidating parts of three school districts lying within the village into one district, to be known thereafter as the " Pulaski school district," empowering its board of trustees to establish and organize a classical school, to be known by the name of " the Pulaski academy." The above-named gentlemen, being the first tmstees of said district, and ex-oficio board of education, did as soon as practicable establish the Pulaski academy. In the summer of 1855 it became subject to the visitation of the board of regents, in the same manner and to the same extent as though originally incorporated by them, and now enjoys all the benefits and advantages, and ranks among the best academies of the State. In April, 1854, the beautiful grounds on the bank of Salmon river, containing about one and three-quarter acres, were secured and purchased by said trustees, for the sum of five hundred dollars, then unimproved and nearly covered with a grore of chesnut-, oak-, and maple-trees, upon which was erected the prcscnt stately structure of brick, eighty by fifty feet, three stories high, the two lower being thirteen feet high "in the clear," and the third story ten feet. The estimated cost of the superstructure was eight thousand dollars, but owing to prudent and economical management of the trustees and building committees, the same was completed at the actual cost of...show more

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  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 816g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960807
  • 9781236960801