The Teachers of Founders' Grove

Teaching was one of the first professions followed by women, and Normal was the site of one of the first places of higher education in Illinois. It naturally follows that many of the teachers in Founders' Grove were graduates of the Illinois State Normal School. The pictures here are from the digital collection of Illinois State University's Milner Library.

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jean harrison
jean harrison
yvonne purcell
yvonne purcell
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Dora Munson, 1922

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Rilda Betts, 1925

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Ceatta Larrick, 1910

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Ruth Fledderman, 1920

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Josephine Simpkins, 1916

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Portia Alexander, 1920