Southwest Texas State Teachers' College - San Marcos, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 29° 53.350 W 097° 56.317
14R E 602484 N 3306977
Quick Description: Started in 1903 as Southwest Texas State Normal School for teachers, the college was up to 1,000 students by 1940. Now the university has expanded to 35,000 diverse student population being prepared for life across many majors.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2014 3:29:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMKAYA
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
A glimpse of history can be realized from reading the 1940 travel guide : SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE TEACHERS' COLLEGE, on a 28-acre tract on Austin St., has nine major buildings of brick and reinforced concrete, of modern mixed architecture, three framed cottages, and a large gymnasium of tile and concrete. A 40-acre demonstration farm, part of the college plant, adjoins the campus, making available extensive facilities for demonstration work in dairying and poultry raising. The college has an annual enrollement of about 1,000 students during regular terms, and more than double that number for shorter summer sessions.
----- From "Texas: Guide to the Lone Star State" (1940)

Now Texas State University, the school has expanded across 475 acres to have 35,000 students learning in a larger facility of 225 buildings. Agriculture and Education are still majors being offered but also degrees in Business Administration, Arts, Communication, Health Professions, Science, Technology, and Engineering can be pursued.

Book: Texas

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 444

Year Originally Published: 1940

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