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Oxford in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

William Holmes McGuffey

1800 - 1873

 
 
William Holmes McGuffey Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
1. William Holmes McGuffey Memorial
Inscription.


Who, while professor in Miami
University compiled the famous
McGuffey Readers which established
the social standards of the Great
Middle West of the United States
for three-quarters of a century.

Professor of Miami University 1825-36
President of Ohio University 1839-43
Professor of University of Virginia 1845-73
Eminent Divine and Philosopher
Peer of Great College Teachers
Inspirer of Young Men





The First Lesson of
The First McGuffey First Reader
1836
Lesson I.
The New Book.
Here is John.
And there are Ann and Jane.
Ann has got a new Book.
It is the First Book.
Ann must keep it nice and clean.
John must not tear the book.
But he may see how fast he can learn.
John and there learn

 
Erected by Federation of McGuffey Societies, National Education Association, Ohio Education Association, Faculty and Alumni of Miami University, Senior Class Miami University 1936.
 
Location. 39° 30.468′ N, 84° 44.328′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of Campus Avenue and Spring Street, on the right when traveling
McGuffey Reader First Lesson image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
2. McGuffey Reader First Lesson
north on Campus Avenue. Touch for map. Memorial is on plaza west of McGuffey Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Oxford OH 45056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alpha Delta Phi (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mother of Fraternities (about 700 feet away); William Holmes McGuffey House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oxford Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oxford Female Institute / Caroline Scott Harrison 1832-1892 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Langstroth Cottage / Lorenzo Langstroth (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Verlin L. Pulley Tower (approx. half a mile away); Freedom Summer 1964 (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Also see . . .  McGuffey Digital Collection at Miami University. (Submitted on November 24, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducationNotable Persons
 
William Holmes McGuffey Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
3. William Holmes McGuffey Memorial
William Holmes McGuffey Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
4. William Holmes McGuffey Memorial
McGuffey Hall in background.
William Holmes McGuffey Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
5. William Holmes McGuffey Memorial
McGuffey Hall in background.
William Holmes McGuffey Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
6. William Holmes McGuffey Memorial
Campus Avenue, looking north, at left of photo.
McGuffey Memorial Restoration Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2009
7. McGuffey Memorial Restoration Marker
Restoration of the statue
made possible by
Robert '53 and Nancy '56 Hyde
in commemoration of the 90th anniversary
of the School of Education and Allied Professions
March 12, 1992
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,112 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 24, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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