Education: The Hill at 100

The people of Pottstown, Pa. were really not much surprised by the obvious lack of success of the Rev. Matthew Meigs and his school upon the hill. He was an eccentric man and something of a recluse who liked to brood in his study for days without ever venturing forth. He had begun his school back in 1851 with only 25 boys, and when he retired 25 years later, he still had only 25. Pottstown was doubtful that The Hill would ever do much better.

The community was in for a surprise. Under Matthews' son...

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