Teacher Minnie Walsmith and Her Class in Hartford City


By the mid-19th century, teaching was beginning to be seen as women’s work. Theories for this include women’s nurturing tendencies and economics. Many women worked as teachers before marrying and settling down to raise a family. Minnie (Walsmith) McFerren taught for many years in Hartford City at the William Reed Elementary School both before and after she married.Destination Indiana Women at Work Journe

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