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In 1908, the Virginia General Assembly granted money for an agricultural high school for each of the 10 state districts. Manassas was chosen to be home to the agricultural school for the eighth district and also was the first agricultural school to be built from this grant.
Dr.Maitland C. Bennett donated two acres of land for the Bennett School, located on a small hill near the existing Manassas Court House. In digging the foundations for the Bennett School, two graves were found.
They were the graves of soldiers from the Civil War.
It was decided to leave the graves in place and erect the
as a memorial to those who died in the Civil War.
project cost $16,000.
opened for elementary students in
who lived within a nine mile radius of the school.
Due to the large elementary school student population, Bennett was never used as an agricultural high school. The then existing
was expanded to accommodate the agricultural and secondary students.
In 1913, Ruffner was expanded a second time.
As the Ruffner School became overcrowded in the 1920's, the
was built for secondary education and to house the agricultural school.
Later a new
was built and the old
became the Bennett Annex.
Both buildings served as
A new Bennett school was built in 1969 and the
next to the judicial center was used by the Prince William County Police.
The Old Osbourn was torn down in 1986.
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Saturday, April 4
Egg Hunt at Ri
Saturday, April 11
Spring Migration Bird Walk at Metz Wetlands
Saturday, April 18
Bristoe Station Battlefield Wildlife Walk
Saturday, April 25
Junior Girl Scout Gardening Badge Program
Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour
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