1899 · 1943Rural 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.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series|
|Placed By||The Wisconsin Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 7:23am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 291375 N 4981797|
|Decimal Degrees||44.95898333, -89.64511667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 57.539', W 89° 38.707'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 57' 32.34" N, 89° 38' 42.42" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 701-799 WI-52, Wausau WI 54401, US|
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