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University Park in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Correspondence Courses

 
 
Correspondence Courses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
1. Correspondence Courses Marker
Inscription. In 1892, under the direction of Prof. Henry Waters, Penn State became the first American institution of higher education to offer correspondence courses in agriculture. The goal was to make scientific studies available to those persons unable to attend traditional college classes. Penn State's initiative was followed by a national expansion of correspondence instruction in technical fields.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Location. 40° 48.127′ N, 77° 51.824′ W. Marker is in University Park, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is at the intersection of Curtin Road and Shortlidge Road, on the right when traveling south on Curtin Road. Click for map. Located near Shortlidge Road entrance to Ag Administration Building on Penn State's University Park campus. Marker is in this post office area: University Park PA 16802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First AG Degrees (within shouting distance of this marker); Artificial Insemination (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Creamery (about 600 feet away); Nittany Lion Shrine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Martin Luther King Jr.
Correspondence Courses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
2. Correspondence Courses Marker
(approx. half a mile away); The Pennsylvania State University (approx. 0.6 miles away); Big Ten (approx. 0.7 miles away); Champions for Equality (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in University Park.
 
More about this marker. Part of the Penn State Historical Markers program
 
Also see . . .  Penn State Historical Markers - Correspondence Courses. Penn State Historical Markers program (Submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 198 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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