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Louin Kennedy Thacher
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TitleLouin Kennedy Thacher
AbstractLouin Kennedy Thacher, or Louin Thacher, was a son of Otis Thacher, a pioneer farmer of Hornellsville, New York. Thacher was a school teacher in Kentucky before the Civil War where he served as a major general of the 9th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. He was admitted to the bar after the war but was forced to give up his career on account of defective eyesight caused by war injuries. He engaged in banking and real estate in Kansas City and was prominent in municipal activities. As a member of the school board, he was on the committee that directed the building of old Central High School and the Kansas City Public Library at 9th and Locust Streets. The Oakly school was renamed Thacher for him. It had been called Oakly from a great oak tree that stood in front of the building. This tree gave its name to the street as well as other buildings.
DateJanuary 27, 1929
SourceKansas City Journal-Post
LocationMounted Clipping File: Schools--Public--Thacher
SubjectPublic schools
Trees
Local SubjectThacher, Louin K.
Thacher School
Oak Street
IllustrationsNo
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID119783
CONTENTdm number26298
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