First Teachers Training School in Wisconsin

First Teachers Training School in Wisconsin (HM58Z)

Location: Wausau, WI 54401 Marathon County
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N 44° 57.539', W 89° 38.707'

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1899 · 1943

Rural Teacher Training needs became apparent in Marathon County before the turn of the century. John F. Lamont, Marathon County School Superintendent, investigat?ed 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 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 E. Wells as Principal at a salary of $1800 per year and Miss Rosalia 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.
HM NumberHM58Z
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number180
Year Placed1972
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 7:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 291375 N 4981797
Decimal Degrees44.95898333, -89.64511667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 57.539', W 89° 38.707'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 57' 32.34" N, 89° 38' 42.42" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701-799 WI-52, Wausau WI 54401, US
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