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Michigan holds first state fair in nation; speaker promotes agricultural education Michigan State Agricultural Society formed; advocates a state college of agriculture February 12, At urging of Michigan State Agricultural Society, Agricultural College of the State of Michigan is established by Michigan legislature.
Williams appointed first president. Artifacts bearing an MSC logo with "Established " Msu writing center that the item was marketed before when MSC decided to usenotas the year the school was established.
Today, the official seal of MSU shows "Established " at the center. March 15, Name officially changed to State Agricultural College June 2, Name officially changed to Michigan Agricultural College, to eliminate any confusion about which state it was in. Officials at Michigan Agricultural College confer and decide to begin recognizing February 12,as the date Michigan Agricultural College was formed, thus retaining the title of "pioneer Land-Grant college" On its th anniversary, MSC becomes a university, but not permitted to legally remove "agriculture" from its name.
January 1, Name officially changed to simply Michigan State University.
February 11, MSU celebrates sesquicentennial a day earlycoinciding with inauguration of Dr. A cool, damp evening keeps the crowds down.
October 8, MSU continues its sesquicentennial celebration with a three-hour parade down Michigan Avenue and through campus, and the official re-dedication of the outdoor Spartan statue the original ceramic Spartan statue had been previously moved inside Spartan Stadium to permanently protect it from the elements.
Again, a cool, breezy day keeps the crowds down. October 21, MSU continues its sesquicentennial celebration with a huge bonfire on the Ag Expo grounds south of the railroad tracks.
Built inthe image of College Hall may still be seen today at the center of the official seal of the University inset. According to author Kevin Forsyththe original building had a flat roof; students later built a pitched roof compare this postcard with the following two. College Hall housed classrooms, laboratories, and offices.
But when work was undertaken to renovate the building intwo of the exterior walls collapsed. The building was soon torn down. Beaumont singlehandedly financed the construction of Beaumont Tower where College Hall once stood. In the first postcard, tree stumps are still visible.
They would later be cleared for roads, foot paths and other buildings. The handwritten text on another postcard reads, "College Hall. Oldest agricultural building in the world. Believed to be from around All letters and MAC logo are sewn.
Text around logo is burned into the leather with a handheld woodburning tool.The Michigan State University Libraries and the College of Arts & Letters have partnered to open a state-of-the-art Digital Scholarship Lab. The 10,square-foot space in the Main Library features a degree immersive visualization room that accommodates up to 15 students.
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