February 10: Middletown 366

1652

First Meeting House Built

First Meeting House commemorative envelope

1894

Girl Freshies to Carry Canes

(Special to The World.)

Middletown, Conn., Feb. 10.–The freshmen girls at Wesleyan College [sic] have decided to carry class canes, and will promenade with them on Washington’s Birthday. The stick will be of malacca, studded with silver nails, with a silver plate bearing the name of the owner and the class.”– From The World (New York, NY), Feb. 11, 1894.

Read more about Wesleyan’s early experiment in co-education: http://www.wesleyan.edu/fgss/firstwomen.html

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