Old Louisiana Academy - Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 58.880 W 090° 03.042
15S E 759034 N 4207848
Historical plaque commemorating the first school west of the Mississippi in the the United States.
Waymark Code: WM3XQ3
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 06/01/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member lilluckyclover
Views: 6

Old Louisiana Academy

Founded 1808, was first school in the United States west of the Mississippi.  Famed historian Mann Butler served as Headmaster 1812 to 1814.  In 1819 became first school in western hemisphere taught by Christian Brothers, sent under King Louis XVIII.  General Firmin Rozier became Headmaster in 1848, and built brick addition in 1854.  School remained in operation until the Civil War. ~ text of marker on site

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