Cape Vincent

Schools have been in existence from the settlement of the town. Before 1820, F. R. Hasler, a man of education and a friend to learning, with children to educate, projected a normal school, but failed top see it established. At the present time, there are sixteen school districts in the township, one of which is on Grenadier island, and another on Carlton island. The school in Cape Vincent village is graded, and comprises three departments. Select schools have been carried on by private individuals. Literary societies have given zest to debates and readings. As libraries have an educational influence, the Union Library, organized on August 24, 1824, should not be forgotten. It was of much value for many years, but finally discontinued. The first trustees were Gideon S. Sacket, John B. Esselstyn, Daniel Smith, Stockwell Osgood, Philip George, Zebulon Converse, and Roswell T. Lee. (Jefferson County History, by L. H. Everts, 1878 - Transcribed by Holice B.Young. Original HTML by Debbie Axtman)  top


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