George S. Escott

History and Directory of Springfield
and North Springfield


A false impression seems to have been made upon the minds of a number of our friends, who think that the author of this book is connected with a school somewhere in Arkansas. In order to correct this impression, and to bring before the public the school which he does represent, we have inserted on page 188, the card of the Mountain Grove Academy and Business College.

The School is located in the southeast corner of Wright County, Missouri, on one of the highest spurs of the Ozark Mountains, and is surrounded by an elevated plateau which furnished the finest body of farming land in South Central Missouri, including some good Government lands still subject to entry. The location is healthy, the society good, and the natural advantages such as to make it a favorable place for the building up of a first-class institution of learning. Special attention is given to a practical business and scientific course instruction, rather than to a classical education.

Having purchased the school property and determined to make this our permanent home, we shall be pleased to answer any inquiries from persons in search of cheap homes and a convenient place for obtaining a liberal education.

Geo. S. Escott,
Mountain Grove, Wright County, Missouri

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