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Fayetteville Female Seminary in Washington County, founded in 1839 by Sophia Sawyer and Sarah Ridge, widow of Cherokee leader John Ridge; circa 1852.
Courtesy of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Central Arkansas Library System

Education, Elementary and Secondary
Louisiana Purchase through Early Statehood, 1803 through 1860
Washington County
Fayetteville (Washington County)
Sawyer, Sophia
Fayetteville Female Seminary
Ridge, Sarah Bird Northrup
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