Wednesday, September 20, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: September 20

September 20, 1858 – “First public school opened in St. Cloud. [The schoolhouse] was built in “Lower Town” (located where St. Cloud State University is today). It was built by private donations and named the Everett school in honor of Edward Everett of Massachusetts.

Everett was so honored to have the school named after him that he arranged for $200 worth of books to be sent to St. Cloud and to be used as a library for the school. These 130 volumes arrived in the city on February 12th, 1858. This was the first library in the city of St. Cloud.”

Edward Everett


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