Papers and Proceedings Volume 1

Papers and Proceedings Volume 1

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...settlers-attended well to this phase of their family prosperity. Even before the.county organization itself, schools were established for the education of-the children of the surrounding households. Thus we learn that as-early as 1800 schools were organized at Hart and at Pritchard; and we 'have the definite information that as early as 1802 the first school established in the Cowanesque valley was presided over by Betsy Bodwell. This education of the people conducted as a private enterprise and carried on systematically beyond the confines of the home spread throughout the county. Nor was it confined to a simple education in the mere rudiments of learning; secondary education early took root and flourished, bringing within the territory of the county an establishment presided over by men who had drunk deep draughts from the fountains of higher culture at Yale and other American colleges. Thus we find the Wellsboro Academy chartered by the Legislature, March 25, 1817, though opened only after seven years of labor and struggle, Nov. 1, 1824. This was followed by private institutions for secondary education in four other sections of the county, each flourishing for a time, performing well their mission in the county, and with one exception finally giving way to the march of organized state educational activity as set forth in the efficient high-schools which now grace the county's towns. The one exception to this form of progress, was the Mansfield Classical Seminary, which passing away, was superceded I in December, 1862, by the Mansfield State Normal School--an integral and very important part of the grand school system of the Keystone state. As the Normal School is the one distinctive foundation remaining in the county for...
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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236927389
  • 9781236927385