JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
Carr-Burdette College and Conservatory of Music, Art, and Eloqution (Oxford comma in the original), of Sherman, Texas, advertised themselves as the "Petit Wellesley of the South" in The Confederate Veteran for 1903. I'm slightly surprised to hear of Texas as "Southern" or in the "South", because in my head Texas always plays out as Texas, Confederate State or not. Sherman is due west of Paris, way up north, north of Dallas, nearly in Oklahoma, jsut south of the Red River, and several turns and twists away from Archer City to the sotuh west.
It also advertised the Girls Military Company ("the only one in the South") "organized to give mental concentration and physical development". And it isn't just any military company, either: "the college furnishes the company with handsome Confederate uniforms, guns, drum, etc."
In any event, Carr-Burdette lasted from 1894-1929, and their two brick buildings were razed after the property was sold in 1939. I have no idea why the structures were taken down. The photograph of the Girl Military Company sure is a handsome thing, though.