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Picturing The Past: Taylor Sisters Founded Epworth School


February 12, 2018

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Students and teachers at the Rosenwald School.

Over the last few weeks Picturing the Past has been examining the population and economic growth of the town of Brevard in the early 1900s. This week we look at the impact this growth had on Brevard schools.

Prior to 1900, education options were limited to small schools that taught basics for short terms. There were also a few subscription or private schools scattered around the county. In Brevard, Fitch and Sarah Taylor opened Epworth School for young girls in their home in 1895. Within four years the school had grown from three to 79 students. The Brevard Institute grew out of the F...

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