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Eells Business College, Waukon

Also known as Waukon Business College & Waukon Normal School

Eells Business College class - 1891
Eells Business College class - 1891
The Eells Business College
Edith Beebe, the contributor's grandmother, was 16 years old when she attended.
She is in the front row, 4th from the left.

-contributed by Jan Miller from her personal collection

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Newspaper articles about the college

Postville Review, July 21, 1888
Supt. MITCHELL has selected the following named parties as instructors at the coming session of the Normal Institute:
C.P. Colgrove, of Waukon, conductor and instructor in U.S. history, civil government, rhetoric, physiology, geography and general work.
J.F. Smith, instructor in arithmetic, algebra and physiology.
Rev. D.N. Mason, of Waukon, instructor in elementry acience, didacties and general work.
F.M. Shipey, of Lansing, instructor in reading, language and grammar.
Alice C. McCarty, of Waukon, instructor in practice teaching, primary work, drawing, geography and penmanship.
J.P. Conway, of Lansing, secretary.

Waukon Democrat, 1891
The WAUKON BUSINESS COLLEGE, Prof Lenthel Eells, proprietor, is fast coming to the front and taking rank among the best institutions of like character in Iowa. The college is now nicely located in commodious quarters in the Beeman Block and the attendance for the present term is even much larger than was anticipated. The Normal Department has been well patronized.

Waukon Democrat, October 20, 1891
We the undersigned students of the WAUKON BUSINESS COLLEGE hereby express ourselves as fully satisfied with instruction in both the Normal and Business departments and we can cheerfully recommend it to those desiring instruction in either department.
John Casey, P. McCauley, J.S. Hogan, Mary E. Berry, M. Regan, Edith Van Horn, Ella McEarlane, Edith Beebe, A.J. Ettle, Katie Quinn, M. McCaughlin, Lizzie Desmond, Mina Van Horn, Katie S. Guider, Hannah Nelson, Hannah McDermott, and others.

It is very possible that some of the students who signed the 1891 advertisement are also in the photo.
Can you identify any of the other students?

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