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February 18, 2013

This Day in History

On this day in 1882, the Wheelwright Scientific School corporation was established with the intent that a school of science be erected in Newburyport, provided that no more than $50,000 be expended on the buildings. If that amount was thought to not be sufficient, then the funds would be used for scholarships for students majoring in the sciences.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury

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