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This photograph was taken around 1880 on the front porch of the Tebeau School. The location was the southwest corner of the intersection of South Main Street and 2nd Avenue. Miss Margaret ("Maggie") Tebeau, along with her friend, Sarah (Mrs. James T. Thomas), had founded the school for girls in Gainesville in 1873. On the reverse side of the photo, Alice Thomas, daughter of Sarah, wrote the following: "Our home, 312 West Main Street South, Gainesville, Florida. Seated, Mrs. James T. Thomas. Left, Miss Maggie Tebeau. On the step, Alice Thomas. In yard, Lidie and Louisa Hall, children of a former slave (Uncle Jim) who brought them here and asked Mother to raise them."
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