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

Correspondence Courses

 
 
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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 40° 48.127′ N, 77° 51.824′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is at the intersection of Curtin Road and Shortlidge Road, on the right when traveling south on Curtin Road. Located near Shortlidge Road entrance to Ag Administration Building on Penn State's University Park campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Shortlidge Rd, State College PA 16803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Ag Degrees (within shouting distance of this marker); Jordan Soil Plots (about 300 feet away, measured in
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
2. Correspondence Courses Marker
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a direct line); Artificial Insemination (about 400 feet away); Ag Experiment Station (about 600 feet away); Calorimeter (about 600 feet away); The Creamery (about 600 feet away); Ag Hill (about 700 feet away); Pure Food Laws (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
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.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 265 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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