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Thayer Academy

Discussion in 'The Talisman' started by krwhiting, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. krwhiting

    krwhiting Well-Known Member

    It's interesting that the writers named the boarding school Thayer Academy. I went to West Point, which is, of course, a boarding school (college though), and also a military academy. The Father of West point (the man who made it work at the beginning) was Sylvanus Thayer. Though, in my opinion, MacArthur's reforms of the twenties when he was the Superintendent, made him the father of the West Point I knew and experienced.

    Kelly
     
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  2. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    It's been my thinking that Peter Straub is probably the one who came up with the name of the academy. It just feels right to me. I could be wrong tho....
     
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  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  4. krwhiting

    krwhiting Well-Known Member

    There are a lot of prep boarding schools in New England. I was a public school kid in high school. Of course, that was in Idaho. Not a lot of boarding schools out here.

    Kelly
     
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  5. swiftdog2.0

    swiftdog2.0 Elect a clown expect a circus........

    This right up the street from where I grew up!

    One of my cousins went there!
     
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  6. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...of course they did...its axiomatic...;-D
     
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