Education: Oberlin Overhaul

In the spring of 1833, Peter Pindar Pease of Vermont joggled west in an ox-cart with his wife and five children to become the first settler in Oberlin, Ohio, where a group of missionaries to the Choctaws had staked out 500 acres for a town and college. The town of Oberlin celebrated the centennial of Peter Pindar Pease's arrival four years ago. Oberlin College, which in 1837 admitted U. S. women to a degree-granting institution for the first time, intends to celebrate this year the centennial of U. S. higher education for women. Last...

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