February 3, 2015

The Good People of Harrisonburg, 1887

The following article is from the February 12, 1887 edition of the Meridional in Abbeville, Louisiana:

The good people of Harrisonburg, Catahoula parish, are evidently awake and fully alive to the importance of civilization and education.  They vote a tax for the railroad and have made a well-directed effort to establish a high school in their town.  The health and morals of the place are excellent, but we think their strongest card is cheap board, which may be had by a child at the exceedingly reasonable rate of $5 per month.  We wish Abbeville could "see" these figures, even if it did not go "one better."  It would assure the succes of our high school.

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