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State College in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

President Atherton

 
 
President Atherton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
1. President Atherton Marker
Inscription.  Buried here, headed Penn State from 1882 to 1906 and brought it back from the brink of ruin. He drafted and championed the Hatch Act of 1887 and Morrill Act of 1890, establishing federal aid to higher education, and served as first president of the Land-Grant College Association.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Location. 40° 47.804′ N, 77° 51.829′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Polluck Road north of Pattee Mall, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: State College PA 16801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Botany (a few steps from this marker); Science, Technology and Society (a few steps from this marker); Oak Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Schwab Auditorium (within shouting distance of this marker); Carnegie Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Postwar Authors (within shouting distance of this marker); Waring European Larch
President Atherton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
2. President Atherton Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Daily Collegian (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
Categories. EducationGovernment & Politics
 
President Atherton's Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
3. President Atherton's Grave Site
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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