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Mount Pleasant in Isabella County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Central Michigan University

 
 
Central Michigan University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 9, 2022
1. Central Michigan University Marker
Inscription.  
Founded in 1892 as a private institution, Central Michigan Normal School and Business Institute held its first classes on this site. The institution became a state normal school in 1895. After several changes in name, the school became Central Michigan University in 1959.
 
Erected 1968 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L69C.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 43° 36.206′ N, 84° 46.589′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, in Isabella County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East Michigan Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, at the southeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 South Main Street, Mount Pleasant MI 48858, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacred Heart Academy (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Isabella County Seat / The Founding of Mount Pleasant
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(about 700 feet away); Peter E. Richmond / Peter and Anna Richmond House (approx. ¼ mile away); Doughty House (approx. ¼ mile away); Isabella County Courthouse Postcards (approx. ¼ mile away); Isabella County Courthouse and Jail (approx. ¼ mile away); The Isabella County Court House was already over thirty years old… (approx. ¼ mile away); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
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1. Central Michigan University — Our History.
At the time we opened our doors in 1892 as the Central Michigan Normal School and Business Institute, few of the state's teachers received any formal training in the “norms” of teaching. There was a need, and we filled it. School founders made teacher training their mission in Michigan’s second normal school. Thirty-one students attended classes in second-floor rooms over an office on the corner of Main and Michigan streets in downtown Mount Pleasant.
(Submitted on September 12, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 9, 2022
2. Central Michigan University Marker
(looking east along East Michigan Street)
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Prof. Charles F. R. Bellows, a University of Michigan graduate, became the founding principal of the normal school in June of 1892. Bellows surveyed the future location of the campus and was involved in the construction of the original Main Building, which opened in September of 1893. Within the first two years, land was acquired, and a $10,000 school building was constructed. The institution came into its own as a university and gained its current name Central Michigan University in 1959 under the university's 6th president Judson W. Foust.
(Submitted on September 12, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Central Michigan University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 9, 2022
3. Central Michigan University Marker
(looking south along South Main Street)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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