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PERMANENT REGULATIONS AND BY-LAWS,
SELECTMEN, OVERSEERS OF THE POOR,
SCHOOL COMMITTEE, SURVEYORS OF HIGHWAYS,
OF THE FINANCIAL CONCERNS
OF THE TOWN OF CHICOPEE,
FOR THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 1, 1850.
WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING.
PRINTED BY GEORGE W. WILSON.
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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: This selection from the "Annual Reports" of the Town of Chicopee, Massachusetts, (March, 1850) is the report of the local school committee. The data presented in the report reflects the highly localized nature of public education in the mid-nineteenth century. The town contained 20 schools and was divided into twelve separate school districts. These districts, controlled by "prudential committees," were in charge of hiring teachers, while the town paid salaries. The Fourth District was the largest in the town, containing ten schools including a high school. The report is notable for its complaints about immigrant children, who are said to have "filthy habits" and "bad odor."
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"Permanent Regulations & By-laws, Annual Reports..School Committee..Town of Chicopee"
| printer George W. Wilson
| author School Committee of Chicopee
| date 1850
| location Springfield, Massachusetts
| height 9.0"
| width 5.75"
| process/materials printed paper, ink
| item type Books/Booklet
| accession # #L06.078
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