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The Making of a Country Parish

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Author: Harlow S. Mills
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,412 / 71 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.3
LoC Category: BR
Downloads: 518
Added to site: 2010.06.06
mnybks.net#: 28056
Genre: Non-fiction
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anticipated. They thought to repeat the history of Oberlin by planting in the woods of northern Michigan an institution of learning such as the fathers planted in northern Ohio. But the conditions were very dissimilar. Oberlin was in the zone of quick settlement. Cities and towns soon sprang up all about it, and it became in a few years the center of a large population. But the northern Michigan region developed very slowly and it was a long time before there were enough people to maintain a college or to justify its presence. But from the first there was in operation a school of high order, and it performed a splendid service in those early years, doing the educational work for all that region, and supplying teachers for the public schools throughout a wide territory. It is now conducted as an Academy and is doing an excellent work, sending forth each year large classes of young people well prepared to enter any college or university in the country. The Academy has been maintained very largely by the gifts a

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