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"Greenville Gets the School, Will Be Located on the Harrington Property", Daily Reflector, 11 July 1907
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Greenville Gets the School
Will Be Located on the Harrington Property
Greenville has been awarded the Eastern Carolina Training School for
Teachers, authorized by the last legislature, and it will be located on 43
acres of the Harrington property on the east side of the town.
This fact was settled by the State Board of Education at the meeting held
in Raleigh Wednesday. We had looked to the Raleigh News and Observer today
for a full report of the meeting of the board, but owing to a
misconnection of trains the paper failed to come on the noon mail so we
give it as told us by some of the gentlemen from Greenville who were
The board held an open session beginning at 10 o'clock, read the bids from
all the towns and heard any of the representatives of the towns who were
present and desired to speak. This open meeting lasted three hours, when
the board went into executive session. The board carefully considered all
the details of the bids of the competing towns, and at a little past 4
o'clock announced their decision as Greenville on the Harrington property.
The decision for Greenville meets the approval of almost the entire State,
and the Harrington site gives more satisfaction to the people here than
any other offered. The site is a beautiful one and on it the school will
compare with any institution in the State.
Greenville and Pitt county are delighted that the school comes here, and
later the occasion will be appropriately celebrated.
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