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

Donated Land for the Agricultural College

(Colorado State University)

 
 
Land for the Agricultural College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, December 24, 2011
1. Land for the Agricultural College Marker
Inscription.  
Erected By The
1877 • Pioneers • 1916
In memory of the men
who donated the land
for the
Agricultural College
A.H. Patterson
Joseph Mason
H.C. Peterson
J.C. Mathews
Robert Dalzell

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
 
Location. 40° 34.617′ N, 105° 4.673′ W. Marker is in Fort Collins, Colorado, in Larimer County. Marker is on Old Main Drive near S College Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Located opposite Spruce Hall, Colorado State University campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 Old Main Drive, Fort Collins CO 80524, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elwood Mead (approx. 0.3 miles away); The William C. Stover House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Parshall Measuring Flume (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Historic Fort Collins Weather Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Antoine Janis Cabin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Auntie Stone Cabin
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); Blunck House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Collins.
 
Regarding Donated Land for the Agricultural College. In 1871, Robert Dazell deeded 30 acres of land for a college site, and in 1872 the Larimer County Land Improvement Company contributed another 80 acres. But the Territorial Legislative Assembly waited until 1874 to finally allocate $1,000 to aid in constructing college buildings. And even that sum required the college trustees to come up with a matching amount, which later came from local folks, businesses and organizations such as the Grange.
on Sept. 1, 1879, President Elijah Evan Edwards welcomed the institution's first five students.
 
Also see . . .  The Story of Colorado State University. ...charts the evolution of the institution from its humble beginnings to its current stature as leader in higher education in the state, nation and world. (Submitted on February 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Donated Land for the Agricultural College Marker seen along Old Main Drive image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, December 24, 2011
2. Donated Land for the Agricultural College Marker seen along Old Main Drive
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 777 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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