"Normal" schools were the teachers colleges in the early 20th century.
From: John Callan <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
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Date: Friday, October 23, 1998 11:58 PM
Subject: Re: Fiction vs. Non-Fiction
>In a message dated 10/22/98 3:10:14 PM, [log in to unmask] wrote:
><< Many (if not most) of the structures we
>endeavor to preserve predate the public education system we all seem to
>of as "formal" (normal?).>>
>It seems to me that public education has been with us a good deal longer
>most of our buildings. In fact, in many communities the oldest existing
>building is the public school. Wasn't public education established in the
>very earliest New England colonies?