Wilgus, James Alva / History of the Platteville Academy, 1839-1853
Chapter II: viscissitudes (1842-1846), pp. 31-44
HISTORY OF PLATTEVILLE ACADEMY church in Galena, Illinois, and of Congregational churches in Dav- enport and Lyons, Iowa. From 1862 to 1884 he was president of Grinnell College, Iowa. The real development of the Platteville Academy though was at hand with the coming of Mr. J. L. Pickard in November 1846. He remained as principal for thirteen years and not only established the institution firmly, but made it one of distinction throughout the middle west and even beyond. To understand this, development properly, however, requires turning aside for a little while to the story of Platteville itself as it had come to be at this. time.
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