A Survey of the City Schools of Grand Junction, Colorado, District No. 1, Mesa County ...

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Daily news Press, 1916 - Education - 64 pages
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Page 27 - The years went on, and Ernest ceased to be a boy. He had grown to be a young man now. He attracted little notice from the other inhabitants of the valley; for they saw nothing remarkable in his way of life, save that, when the labor of the day was over, he still loved to go apart and gaze and meditate upon the Great Stone Face. According to their idea of the matter, it was a folly, indeed, but pardonable...
Page 27 - When they had all sufficiently examined the broken leg, Grandfather told them a story about Captain John Hull and THE PINE-TREE SHILLINGS. The Captain John Hull, aforesaid, was the mint-master of Massachusetts, and coined all the money that was made there. This was a new line of business ; for, in the earlier days of the colony, the current coinage consisted of gold and silver money of England, Portugal, and Spain. These coins being scarce, the people were often forced to barter their commodities,...
Page 27 - Stiria there was in old time a valley of the most surprising and luxuriant fertility. It was surrounded on all sides by steep and rocky mountains, rising into peaks which were always covered with snow, and from which a number of torrents descended in constant cataracts. One of these fell westward over the face of a crag so high, that, when the sun had set to everything else, and all below was darkness, his beams still shone full upon this waterfall, so that it looked like a shower of gold.
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Page 26 - Little Abe hurried home as fast as his feet could carry him. Perhaps if he had worn stockings and shoes like yours he could have, run faster. But, instead, he wore deerskin leggings and clumsy moccasins of bear skin that his mother had made for him. Such a funny little figure as he was, hurrying along across the rough fields! His suit was made of war homespun cloth. His cap was made of coonskin, and the tail of the coon hung behind him, like a furry tassel. But if you could have looked into the honest,...
Page 26 - Hudsonius) waked me in the dawn, coursing over the roof and up and down the sides of the house, as if sent out of the woods for this purpose.
Page 16 - At such meeting a president, secretary and treasurer shall be elected for the term of one year and until their successors are qualified; the secretary and treasurer may or may not be members of the board. By-laws may be made by the board for its government and the regulation of the performance of its duties. Meetings of the board shall be held at least once in three months for the examination...
Page 27 - IN A secluded and mountainous part of Stiria there was in old time a valley of the most surprising and luxuriant fertility. It was surrounded on all sides by steep and rocky mountains, rising into peaks which were always covered with snow, and from which a number of torrents descended in constant cataracts. One of these fell westward over the face of a crag so...
Page 7 - The immediate occasion for the survey was a demand on the part of the people for a reduction in. the public expenses and the desire on the part of the Board of Directors to meet this request without crippling the schools.
Page 22 - Under the direction of Dr. Leonard P. Ayres of the Russell Sage Foundation...

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