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The New Normal (1.2)


Never one to let opportunity pass, a glance at this unidentified postcard instantly connected it with the appearance circa 1909 of one of Agincourt’s noblest institutions, Northwest Iowa Normal, our teacher-training college lobbied from the legislature as compensation for the loss of a county orphanage. That scenario has been fairly well set for some time, so this card immediately clicked with me as an image that fit. Are we seeing the orphanage-become-college and a group that had something to do with its conversion? Perhaps these four ladies and two gentlemen are the delegation that went to Des Moines. Perhaps they’re the first faculty. It’s time to ferret out the curriculum of sister institutions such as North Dakota’s “Normal Schools” in Mayville and Valley City.

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