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Volume Listing > Volume 42 > James H. Stout and the Menomonie schools

Keppel, Ann M.; Clark, James I. "James H. Stout and the Menomonie schools"


James H. Stout and the Menomonie Schools: Stout (1848-1910) was a second-generation lumber baron who underwrote the costs of a large-scale revision of the Dunn County town's educational system between 1890 and 1910. This article describes how, as logging declined, Menomonie officials decided the next generation of citizens needed vocational training, physical education, and domestic science added to their traditional curriculum. Stout funded the construction of buildings, teachers' salaries, costs of supplies, and other expenses to help make the town's schools among the best-equipped and most successful in the nation. Besides Stout, the career of Lorenzo Dow Harvey (1848-1922) is discussed at length. (11 pages)

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Citation: Keppel, Ann M.; Clark, James I. "James H. Stout and the Menomonie schools" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 42 /Issue: 3 (1958-1959)

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