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APUS Releases Book on ‘Big Yellow House’

Spirit of Jefferson
October 2, 2013
By Bryan Clark

Since 2003, the house they call the “Big Yellow House on West Congress Street” has been the headquarters of the American Public University System. But, as a book by Carl Post recently reprinted by APUS ePress details, the building has a storied history and was central to the lives of the people of Jefferson County for a century. Serving as the county’s only hospital for nearly half that time the Big Yellow House was a rare commodity for a rural agricultural community at the beginning of the 20th Century.

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