Education: Peter Pindar Pease


One hundred years ago last week a Vermonter named Peter Pindar Pease arrived at a wooded spot in Ohio with his wife and his oxen and his five children. He was the first settler of a 500-acre tract which had been selected for the town and college of Oberlin. Few months prior, Rev. John J. Shipherd of Elyria. Ohio and Philo P. Stewart, onetime missionary, had obtained land and, in the name of Jean Frédéric Oberlin* planned an institution designed for "the diffusion of useful science, sound morality, and pure religion." Oberlin College...

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