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Alma in Gratiot County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Alma College

 
 
Alma College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., October 25, 2015
1. Alma College Marker
Inscription. On October 26, 1886, the Presbyterian Synod of Michigan accepted an offer by Ammi W. Wright of Alma of thirty acres of land, containing two buildings, and a gift of $50,000 from Alexander Folsom of Bay City, for the purpose of establishing Alma College. The Synod had resolved: "We will, with God's help, establish and endow a college within our bounds." A charter was granted by the state of Michigan, April 15, 1887. Classes began September 12, 1887. In the first year there were 95 students and nine faculty members. Here the Presbyterian Church has fostered the pursuit of learning to the glory of God and to the dignity of men.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 181.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 22.744′ N, 84° 40.236′ W. Marker is in Alma, Michigan, in Gratiot County. Marker is on West Superior Street near Maple Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 614 West Superior Street, Alma MI 48801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Folsom Hall (within shouting distance of this marker);
Alma College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., October 25, 2015
2. Alma College Marker
Site of Old Main (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan Masonic Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sidney S. Hastings (approx. 3.8 miles away); Saint Louis (approx. 3.9 miles away); Joseph Clapp Memorial Park (approx. 3.9 miles away); Henry R. Pattengill (approx. 6.8 miles away); Henry Romain Pattengill (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alma.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Looking for a picture of the new side 2 (Old Main Fire) that reportedly was added in 2016. • Can you help?
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