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Phase I: The Private School


Morning Exercises  Advertising His School
The Birth of a City  The Phrenology Headache
The Making of an Educator The Ideal School
The Educator's Wife  The Second Ten Years
A Private Decision  Pestalozzi, Krusi and W.N. Ferris
Planning Ahead Railway Mail Service
Into the Forest Primeval An Academic Potpourri
The School Doors Open  Certified Teachers
Faith, Hope and Charity Pestalozzi Goes to Kindergarten
Education Was Not Expensive Pharmacy Becomes a Keystone
Growing Pains Into the Twentieth Century
The Muskegon Venture The Muses Were Not Forgotten
Years of Indecision Positive Advertising
A Foundation is Laid Opportunity Beckons
The New Building Programs Expand
More Problems The Ferris Cooperative Association
Current Problems The Yearbook Debuts
Luxury Items Governor W.N.Ferris
Student Acceptance Non-Educational Pursuits
Mountains of Missives The Copper Strike
The Friend of Students The Spirit of the Times
Another Bank Fails Spirit of Education
The First Catalog Sorrow Strikes the Campus
Calamitous Year The Institute Goes to War
Early Placement Records Another Outgrowth of the War
A Report to Parents and Guardians A Little Self-Praise
In Locus Parentis Post-War Expansion
The Start of a Legend Bridegroom and Senator
The Faculty Grows Anecdotal Interlude
Political Change The Plan for Growth
Ahead of His Time Mr. Ferris Holds Onto the Reins
What Shall Our Boys Do For a Living? Ferris Dies; The Campus Mourns
Taking Stock The Masselink Months
First a School, Then a Bank Turmoil on Campus
A Unique Sales Pitch The Austere Years Begin