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Fine Food at Its Best “A standard product for 21 years”
Olympia Candy Kitchen GREENE’S ICE CREAM
—™ Nebraska City, Nebraska
Nebraska City, Nebraska Phone 160
Shop at Werner's “The first with the latest”
WHEN IN NEBRASKA CITY Complete clothing needs for men
Ladies Ready-to-Wear who will be well dressed
Berkshire Hosiery Luxitc Underwear THOMAS CLOTHING CO.
WERNER’S ♦ Nebraska City, Nebraska
Rollins Rollins Hosiery ' Hosiery Compliments of
hill shoe company E. P. BOYER LUMBER COAL CO.
STAR BRAND SHOES
For all the family
Auburn, Nebraska Phone 622 Omaha Nebraska
“Say it with flowers” Marcus Bargain Center
We are prepared to design flowers Complete outfitters for
for all occasions Young Men and Women
Let us make your next corsage We specialize in novelties
G. E. BERTHOLD FLORIST
Nebraska City Phone 324 Auburn Nebraska
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Mt. Vernon Academy, 1866
THE FIRST CAMPUS BUILDING
on the site of present Mount Vernon Hall
In 1865 a group of citizens including Dr. John Neal, Major William Daily, Rev. Burch, S. P. Majors (Father of Colonel Thomas Majors), and others decided to organize an academy, and they secured the services of Dr. J. M. McKenzie and Mrs. McKenzie for instructors. The first school was held in a store building still standing downtown.
In 1866 the same group of men with many other citizens constructed a building, as pictured above, on the tree-less hilltop where school was held in 1866. The school was under the general supervision of the Methodist Conference.
In 1867 under the leadership of young Colonel Thomas J. Majors and Major William Daily, members of the first State Legislature, the academy was taken over by the State and Nebraska’s first State Normal School was established.
Thus began the teacher training work, not only in Nebraska, but in the territory west of the Missouri River, as Peru is the oldest State Teachers Training Institution west of the Missouri River.
The traditions of Peru are rich in song and story. The old bell that has rung since in the 60’s still rings each school day with the same clear tone that it did seventy years ago when it was purchased.
Peru started as an Academy in 1865, became a State Normal School in 1867 (70 years ago), and since 1921 has been a State Teachers College, issuing A. B. Degrees and now is in class “A” of the American Association of Teachers Colleges and also in class “A” North Central Association of Colleges.
Thousands have attended Peru since it was first organized in ’67, and 5000 have received their diplomas, and since 1921 nearly 1000 have received their A. B. Degrees.
There are thousands of students who received their inspiration in the old school who are teaching throughout the state, the nation, and the world. Wherever a Peruvian is found, he shows the same devoted loyalty and profesional spirit in his work as he always has shown for his beloved institution from which he was graduated.
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don’t need to leave Peru to enjoy good shows. The Peru Theatre is constantly striving to bring the latest pictures possible to Peru. Constant improvement is bringing the Peru students the better type of pictures at a minimum of cost.
We wish to take this method of thanking the student body for its patronage.
THE PERU THEATRE
E. Hanson, Manager.
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