February 10: Middletown 366


First Meeting House Built

First Meeting House commemorative envelope


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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