First Meeting House Built
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