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Land Grant College / Sea Grant College

 
 
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October 3, 2015
1. Land Grant College - Sea Grant College Markers
Inscription.  (plaque 1)
Land Grant College

Congress, through the Morrill Act of of 1862, donated 210,000 acres of public land to Louisiana to provide a college "For the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanical Arts." The land and underlying conditions were accepted by the State in 1869.

The General Assembly established the Louisiana State Agricultural and Mechanical College (at New Orleans) in 1874 and named it the recipient of the Morrill Land Grant.

The A&M College and LSU were "united" in 1877 to become the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, with the combined school continuing to serve as Louisiana's Land Grant College.

(plaque 2)
In accordance with the National Sea
Grant Improvement Act of 1976

Louisiana State University
and Agricultural
and Mechanical College
is designated a

Sea Grant College

for sustained excellence in research,
education, and public service dedicated to
wise use of America's marine resources

August, 1978

 
Erected
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October 3, 2015
2. Land Grant College Marker
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1978 by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducationEnvironmentScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
 
Location. 30° 24.873′ N, 91° 10.703′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Tower Drive, 0.1 miles Dalrymple Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisiana State Seminary of Learning Foundation Stone (here, next to this marker); Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (a few steps from this marker); Parade Ground (a few steps from this marker); The Louisiana State University (within shouting distance of this marker); Campanile (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Parade Ground (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Parade Ground (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Parade Ground (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
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Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, October 3, 2015
3. Sea Grant College Marker
Land Grant College - Sea Grant College Marker image. Click for full size.
October 3, 2015
4. Land Grant College - Sea Grant College Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2015. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2015.   3. submitted on November 28, 2015, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.   4. submitted on November 28, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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