US Academy (Columbus, US, US)

A coeducational boarding school on the senior high school level, operated by the Wisconsin Conference near Columbus, Wisconsin. This school developed from Bethel Academy, founded in 1899 at Arpin on a 200-acre (80-hectare) site donated by a lumber company in return for the conference’s selling for the company an 800-acre (320-hectare) tract of land. The school opened in a tent, and the first classes were taught by Jennie Snow, daughter of T. B. Snow, a member of the conference committee and the first man to settle on the site. In the summer of 1899 a large T-shaped building was erected, and the school was named Woodland Industrial School, later (1901), Bethel Industrial Academy. The first faculty included J. E. Tenney, principal; R. T. Dowsett, business manager; Parker Smith, preceptor; ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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