Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Exhibition is presented by students ... 136 years ago

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This is a pamphlet from a Crawfordsville School event.  McClelland Hall sponsored the 1871 event, but Charles M. Eltzroth allowed the 1872 class to utilize his hall because the weather turned unfavorable. Electa Pettijohn is the teacher mentioned in the 1872 newspaper article. May 30, 1872 (Crawfordsville Weekly Journal) "The Second Intermediate School, Miss Frank Pettijohn teacher, closed with a very creditable exhibition last Thursday afternoon.  The picnic which was arranged for Friday had to be abandoned on account of the unfavorable state of the weather, but the girls, determined not to be entirely disappointed, arranged for a supper and dance in the evening, Mr. Eltzroth kindly furnishing his hall for the purpose of free charge. Here the duties and pleasures of a seven months school were forgotten in the good things of the table and the excitement of the dance."

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