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1890 Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Story County, Iowa

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tion-oral, book, chart, or lecture-is universal throughout the State.

Out of 96,392 children in the State, between the ages of eight and sixteen years, inclusive, 13,077 do not attend schools of any kind.

The following was the amount of permanent school fund in the several counties on the 30th of June, 1889:

The significance of such facts as these is unmistakable. Such lavish expenditures can only be accounted for by the liberality and public spirit of the people, all of whom manifest their love of popular education and their faith in the public schools by the annual dedication to their support of more than one per cent of their entire taxable property ; this, too, uninterruptedly through a series of years, commencing in the midst of a war which taxed their energies and resources to the extreme, and continuing through years of general depression in business-years of moderate yield of produce, of discouragingly low prices, and even amid the scanty surroundings and privations of pioneer life. Few human enterprises have a grander significance or give evidence of a more noble purpose than the generous contributions from the scanty resources of the pioneer for the purposes of public education.

The educational institutions of the State are as follows: Iowa State University, Iowa City ; Iowa State Agricultural College, Ames; Iowa State College for the Blind, Vinton ;-Iowa State Institution for Deaf and Dumb, Council Bluffs; Iowa State Industrial School for Boys, Eldora; Iowa State Industrial School for Girls, Mitchellville; Iowa State Soldiers' Orphans' Home, Davenport; Iowa State Normal School, Cedar Falls; Iowa State Asylum for Feeble-Minded Children, Glenwood ; Amity College, College Springs; Burlington College, Burlington; Callanan College, Des Moines; Central University, Pella; Coe College, Cedar Rapids; Cornell College, Mount Vernon ; ,Drake University, Des Moines; Wesleyan University, Mt. Pleasant; Griswold College, Davenport; Iowa College, Grinnell; Lutheran College, Decorah; Oskaloosa College, Oskaloosa; Parsons College, Fairfield; Penn College, Oskaloosa; Simpson Centenary College, Indianola; St. Joseph's College, Dubuque; Tabor College, Tabor; Upper Iowa University, Fayette ; University of Des Moines, Des Moines; Western College, Toledo.

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