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1880-1889

  • 1880 - Beal First President of the American Association for the Advancement of the Science of Agriculture
  • 1880 - Library-Museum (Linton Hall) Constructed
  • 1881 - Steam Heat and Telephones Arrive on Campus
  • August 1, 1881 - The College Speculum is first published
  • 1883 - Mary Merrill hired as first female staff member
  • 1884 - The U.S Government authorized a Post Office at the college
  • 1885 - Department of Engineering established.
  • 1885 - Creation of the Agricultural Experiment Station
  • 1885 - Horticulture Department Established
  • April 21, 1885 - Department of Mechanical Arts established.
  • July 1, 1885 - Edwin Willits Elected the College's Fourth President
  • 1887 - Publication of the college's first yearbook, "The Harrow."
  • 1887 - Wearing green as a school color first recorded
  • 1888 - First J-Hop grand ball held
  • 1888 - Construction approved for first scientific horticulture laboratory in the United States
  • 1889 - Oscar Clute was the first State Agricultural College alumnus to become president of the College