On June 4, 1990, the Big Ten Conference admitted Penn State as its eleventh member. Established in 1895 as one of the nation's first intercollegiate athletic organizations, the conference instituted a blueprint for the control and administration of . . . — — Map (db m65589) HM
Here Colonels John Patton and Samuel Miles operated the first charcoal iron furnace in the region, 1792-1809. Present stack used 1825-1858. In this era Centre County led in the making of Juniata iron. — — Map (db m52431) HM
Demonstrating that sport can be a powerful force for social change, Penn State led the way in breaking the color barrier in intercollegiate football in the south. By the players' own decision, the team refused an offer to play a segregated deep . . . — — Map (db m65590) HM
Erected in 1885 for his son John by Lemont founder Moses Thompson, this complex was a hub of trade for Centre County. Grain was exported and coal imported on the Belle- fonte, Nittany, & Lemont Railroad, later part of the Pennsylvania Railroad, . . . — — Map (db m65598) HM
Partner in Centre Furnace with James Irvin and instrumental in the selection of the site for the establishment of Penn State on furnace company land. Thompson resided here at the mansion for 49 years and hosted many trustee meetings and college . . . — — Map (db m52433) HM
With its team in a rare slump, 20,000 students wore white as a show of strength when their Nittany Lions played Purdue on October 9, 2004. The unified student section began a transformation of the game day atmosphere into a force that affected . . . — — Map (db m135653) HM
From a thunderous chant at a sporting event to a personal greeting on a street in foreign land, We are… Penn State is recognized as a reflection of the pride, spirit and loyalty of past, present and future Penn Staters.
The We Are . . . — — Map (db m135650) HM