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Many think that the Bluff School (now the Old Schoolhouse Bldg) built in 1903 was the first school for Blacks, but the first school for Blacks was St. Monica School, built in 1871 by the Sisters of Charity. In 1923, with the help of a $1500 donation from the Rosenwald Foundation, the first High School for Blacks was built and called the Nelson County Training School, but later the name was changed to Bardstown Training School, and was added into the City School District. This tree depicts a lot of the teachers from Bardstown that have taught in the Bardstown and Nelson County school systems, as well as other school systems and universities around the country.

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