Fixed sources of public school revenue were nomminal at best. Due to the mounting pressures of fiscal and social hardships a young teacher in Genoa, Miss Mary E. Davies, resigned from public education and opened her own private school, the Douglas Seminary.
Organized on September 12, 1881, the Douglas Seminary existed a short distance beyond this point. Having a monthly tuition of eleven dollars and fifty cents, the Douglas Seminary focused on punctual attendance, strict discipline, morals, and manners of the pupil. Producing many fine graduates the Douglas Seminary was greatly admired. The Carson Tribune publicly credited Miss Davies as Principal with the school’s success, “It is supposed that the trustees will have to call on Miss D. to take charge of the public schools and it will be well for the town if such proves the case.”
Dedicated on July 28, 2012 (6017) Snowshoe Thompson Chapter 1827 Ancient and Honorable
Erected 2012 by Snowshoe Thompson Chapter 1827 Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 0.214′ N, 119° 50.708′ W. Marker is in Genoa, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on Nevada Route 206 east of Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Genoa NV 89411, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pink House (within shouting distance of this marker); About Your Journey... (within shouting distance of this marker); We Made It! The End of the Great Basin (within shouting distance of this marker); John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada’s First Newspaper (within shouting distance of this marker); Genoa or “Mormon Station” of the Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); Mormon Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mormon Station - Genoa (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Genoa.
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