Jefferson School, Hibbing, Minnesota

Jefferson School, HibbingThe Jefferson School in Hibbing, Minnesota. The year 1914 saw a bus line established between Hibbing and nearby Alice, Minnesota, and that line would ultimately grow into Greyhound, the world’s largest bus company. Hibbing is also home to the world’s largest iron ore mine, and in the early 20th century the town was actually moved two miles south to accommodate the mining process.

Stations of the Cross

Our Lady of Victory SchoolOn the grounds of the Our Lady of Victory Catholic school in Fort Worth, Texas is this garden that includes the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and the Stations of the Cross. On the back:

Our Lady of Victory College & Academy, Motherhouse and Novitate of the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur, Accredited Residence and Day School for young women and girls.

Highland University

Highland University postcardThis real photo postcard shows Highland University in Highland, Kansas and probably dates from around 1910. Finding historical info on Highland University has been difficult to say the least. Some sources say it was founded in 1837, when a school for Iowa and Sac Indians was established, while others say the school was developed from the Highland Presbyterian Academy in 1857. If the year of its founding is unclear, the time of its closing is even more murky, but it does appear that it became a 2-year school in 1920. Today Highland Community College claims to be a descendant of the University, and is therefore the oldest college in the state.