Appalachian State University Historical Photographs

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Appalachian State University Historical Timelines
General Events: 1899


1899: An announcement of the founding of Watauga Academy appears in the July 13, 1899 Watauga Democrat. School was founded and taught by brothers Blanford Barnard Dougherty and Dauphin Disco Dougherty at the urging of their father, Daniel Dougherty.

1899: Watauga Academy, a college preparatory school, opens for its first term on September 5, with 53 students in grade school. First school year was free. Additional classes were expected to pay a tuition fee. Dougherty brothers were to be paid a combined fee of $25.00 per month.




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