First Teachers Training School in Wisconsin
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 44° 57.536 W 089° 38.711
16T E 291370 N 4981792
Quick Description: 1899-1943 First Teachers Training School in Wisconsin Historical Marker on UW-Marathon County campus in Wausau.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2007 7:10:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM1DTX
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
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Long Description:
"Rural Teacher Training needs became apparent in Marathon County before the turn of the century. John F. Lamont, Marathon County School Superintendent, investigated the problem and urged Senator A. L. Kruetzer to introduce legislation in the 1887 session of the Wisconsin Legislature. The Marathon County Board appropriated $12,000 for the construction of a building, completed in October 1902, to house classes for the Training School for Teachers and the Agriculture and Domestic Economy Classes began September 11, 1899 in the Humboldt School in Wausau with Professor Oliver H Wells as Principal at a salary of $1800 per year and Miss Rosalla Bohrer as Teacher, at $1300 per year. In the ensuing 43 years, 48 faculty members graduated approximately 1444 teachers, most of whom taught in 365 rural schools to broaden the outlook, knowledge and social contacts for all people.

Erected 1972"
County: Marathon

Location: Other

MarkerID: 180

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