Date of Award


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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




In this dissertation the author has attempted to assemble all the bits of information extant in the county. Much of it comes from primary sources and secondary accounts. To this has been added a smaller amount of information gathered by personal interview with reliable individuals; principally teachers, who have been in the teaching service for many years and who were connected with the events described. While no history can be called complete, the information here assembled can be the basis for those who wish to continue a history of the county schools, in years to come. The interest in Rush County history which has been recently renewed by the revival of the Rush County Historical Society is contemporaneous with the writing of this "History of Education in Rush County."