Teacher's Institute held in King County from September 18-20, 1872.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 7/29/1999
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 1599

During September 18-20, 1872, a Teacher's Institute for King County, sponsored by County School Superintendent Edmund Carr, is held.

More than 32 teachers attended, including George F. Whitworth, E. K. Hill, Mrs. C. M. Sanderson, Mrs. L. W. J. Bell, Mrs. L. Mackintosh, Mrs. Nettie G. Hill, and Miss C. E. Parsons. They listen to lectures and discuss topics such as school discipline, teaching methods, and "whatever else would tend to the advancement of both teachers and pupils" (The Weekly Intelligencer).

In King County at this time there were nine public school houses in 12 school districts. Of the 732 school-age children in the county, 447 attend school.


Thomas Prosch, "A Chronological History of Seattle from 1850 to 1897," typescript, dated 1900-1901, pp. 221-222, Northwest Collection, University of Washington Library, Seattle; The Weekly Intelligencer, (Seattle) September 23, 1872, p. 2.

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