Some of the prized old documents of the Lincoln Schoolhouse and of Etna’s heritage are starting to trickle in thanks to the amazing efforts of the readers of this blog, including this incredible document to the left. This is a teaching certificate issued to Celia Carter in 1875.
The text is as follows: Teacher’s Certificate, Sold by D. Bugbee & Co., Bangor. Etna May 25, 1875 This certifies that the bearer, Celia C. Carter known as a person of good moral character, and having passed a satisfactory examination in the branches required by Law to be taught in the Public Schools of this State, is recommended and authorized to instruct the Summer School, in District No. Two Town of Etna. Lewis C. Whilten, Town of Etna.
Thanks to another reader, we also have a picture of Celia, who lived just down the street from where the Lincoln Schoolhouse sits. Recently we featured her sister Sadie’s buttermold in an article on this blog.
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