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Fort Collins in Larimer County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Elwood Mead

1858 - 1936

 
 
Elwood Mead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 24, 2011
1. Elwood Mead Marker
Inscription.
As a member of the Colorado Agricultural College
faculty between 1883 and 1888,
Elwood Mead established the first instruction
in irrigation engineering to be
offered by an American college or university.
This work provided the foundation for
Colorado State University's
internationally recognized reputation in
water-related research, teaching and service.

 
Location. 40° 34.495′ N, 105° 4.952′ W. Marker is in Fort Collins, Colorado, in Larimer County. Marker can be reached from Isotope Drive near West Drive, in the median. Click for map. Located in front of the Physics Lab, between Glover Building and Warner College of Natural Resources Research Lab, Colorado State University Campus. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Collins CO 80521, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Historic Fort Collins Weather Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Donated Land for the Agricultural College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Antoine Janis Cabin (approx. 0.8 miles away); Auntie Stone Cabin (approx. 0.8 miles away); Carnegie Library
Elwood Mead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 24, 2011
2. Elwood Mead Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Blunck House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mosman House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lone Tree School (approx. 10.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Collins.
 
Regarding Elwood Mead. Lake Mead, formed by the construction of the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, was named for him.
 
Also see . . .  Elwood Mead (January 16, 1858 – January 26, 1936) was a professor, politician and engineer,. known for heading the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) from 1924 until his death in 1936... he started work as a professor by teaching mathematics at Colorado Agriculture College from 1883 until 1884, and again from 1886 to 1888. ... (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Elwood Mead Marker in front of Physics Building image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 24, 2011
3. Elwood Mead Marker in front of Physics Building
Elwood Mead Marker image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, July 24, 1928
4. Elwood Mead Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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