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Isaac and Ellen Goodnow

(1814 - 1894)  1812 - 1890)

  • They were abolitionists who moved to Manhattan in 1855
  • He founded Bluemont College, which later became Kansas State University
  • He was appointed state superintendent of public schools
  • He started Kansas State Teachers Association and was first president
  • Their home is now Goodnow House State Historic Site