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   Capt LeTelliers School
Sherman Daily Democrat
May 6, 1905

There are many old landmarks in Sherman that are reminders of her early days, and suggest to the old inhabitants of the town its early struggles, and also its tendency to favor educational institutions from its very beginning as a town.  Probably none of these are regarded with more affection than the school conducted by Capt. J.H. LeTellier, who came to this town thirty-four years ago, and has been indentified with its educational interests ever since the day of his arrival.  This being the first school founded in Sherman.
In 1871 Captain LeTellier landed in Sherman, coming here from Kaufman, where he first landed when he came to the state, and within one week from the time of his arrival he began teaching in an old school building that occupied the ground where the T & P freight depot now stands.

Note:
In the Landrum-Smith "An Illustrated History of Grayson County" (pg. 99-100), Miss Vida Young is listed as a teacher at the Odd Fellows Male and Female High School.  She was a sister to Mrs. LeTellier according to Mrs. H.H. Flemming, member of the Grayson County Historical Survey Committee, who was one of Miss Young's pupils.  The name was actually "Younge" and is spelled so on markers in West Hill Cemetery.


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