Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

First Buffalo school system established in a tavern

Buffalo Board of Education should reconsider scheduling their  monthly meetings at one of the local taverns consume a few jugs of whisky to mitigate the dysfunctional reputation they have acquired lately.
It's how town folks did business yesteryear when the first Buffalo school system was established in a meeting at a tavern on March 30, 1807.  Shortly following the building of the first school house about 2  1/2 gallons of whisky credited to a storekeeper Joshue Gillett after the meeting at Joseph Landon tavern, according to the Buffalonian.

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