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St. Mary's 100th Birthday

When St. Mary's opened in Raleigh 1842 thirteen girls attended. In 1942, 225 girls attended and ranged in maturation from kindergarten to college ages. Previously it was an Episcopal, all-boys school known as Ravenscroft Grove. Daily activities included: prescribed exercise, prayer time, Bible lessons, and tea breaks. Famous alumni included: Annie Lee, daughter of Robert E. Lee, Margaret Wilson McAdoo, Woodrow Wilson's daughter, and Francis Fisher AKA Christian Reid the famous southern writer.
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