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1860-1869

  • 1860 - Michigan Agricultural College returns to a four year curriculum
  • 1860 - First Bridge on campus to cross the Red Cedar River
  • 1861 - M.A.C. members join the Civil War effort
  • 1861 - Williams Helps Reorganize the College
  • 1861 - Judge Hezekiah Wells was named a member of the State Board of Agriculture
  • 1861 - First M.A.C. students go to war
  • March 15, 1861 - Name of College changes to State Agricultural College
  • July 2, 1861 - Congress passes the Morrill Act establishing land grant colleges
  • 1862 - College served as prototype for land-grant institutions established under the 1862 Morrill Act
  • December 1862 - Theophilius C. Abbot is Named the Third President of the College
  • 1863 - Dr. Robert C. Kedzie joins the faculty
  • 1863 - Oscar Clute became an instructor
  • 1865 - Albert N. Prentiss and a new variety of tomato
  • 1865 - First Baseball team
  • 1865 - Dr. Manly Miles becomes the first professor of scientific agriculture in America
  • 1868 - Student population exceeds housing in Saints' Rest
  • 1868 - The first known student newspaper is published
  • 1869 - President Abbot Cleans up the Campus
  • 1869 - First Williams Hall Built