Albion Academy Historical Marker
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 52.803 W 089° 04.226
16T E 330911 N 4749574
Quick Description: The Albion Academy Historical Marker is located in Albion Park off of Hwy A in Albion, WI.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/10/2007 5:28:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM2C3Z
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 42

Long Description:
"Albion Academy and Normal Institute, chartered in 1853 and opened in 1854, on land donated by Jesse Saunders, was founded and operated by Northwestern Seventh Day Baptist Association until 1894; by Peter Hendrickson, former Beloit College professor, until 1901; and by The Synod of the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of America until 1918. Among its founders were Dr. C. R. Head, Board President for forty years, and A. B. Cornwall, beloved principal during its golden era. Its objective was to afford education so inexpensive that no one need forego it. Albion Academy graduated many outstanding students, including Alva Adams, Governor of Colorado; Knute Nelson, U. S. Senator from Minnesota, and Edwin L. Greene, world famous botanist. Among its faculty were Prof. Thure Kumlien, world famous naturalist, and Prof. Rasmus B. Anderson, later U. S. Minister to Denmark. In 1928 the Town of Albion purchased the buildings and campus for a park and in 1959 conveyed the remaining building, Kumlien Hall, to the Albion Academy Historical Society for preservation as a museum.

Erected 1960"
County: Dane

Location: Building

MarkerID: 95

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