1908 UAC Commencement Program Page 9


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1908 UAC Commencement Program Page 9


1908 Commencement Program Page 9

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March 8–Act establishing the Agricultural College of Utah passed by the territorial legislature.
June 29–Governor Caleb W. West, Secretary W.C Hall, and Assessors J.T. Hammond, Cache Co.; J.H. Wilcox, Davis Co.; A.O. Smoot, Jr., Utah Co.; and Jesse W. Fox, Jr., Salt Lake Co., the Board of Trustees, met in Logan and organized by electing Gov. West president; J.T. Hammond, superintendent; J.T. Caine, Jr., secretary, and H.E. Hatch, treasurer.
General plans were discussed but no definite action of importance was taken.
March 26–After visiting a site for the College on Providence bench and two sites on Logan bench, the trustees formally accepted the present location, which had been proffered jointly, that day, by Cache County and Logan City.
The secretary of the Board was instructed to advertise for plans for a college building.
April 15–Four plans were submitted, one was adopted, and the secretary was ordered to advertise for bids for building.
April 16–The exact site for the building was located.
May 18–Contract for building let to Sommer, Peterson & Co. for $20,350.00, the building to be completed Nov. 1.
June 21–After music by Logan Brass Band and speeches by Rev. H.L. Steves, Mr. J.A. Leishman, and Hon. Arthur L. Thomas, the corner stone was laid by Gov. Thomas.
Sept. 30–In response to letters, Mr. Ed. Tarbell, of Cornell, proffered to come as director of Experiment Station.
Oct. 12–Prof. Sanborn notified the Board that he would accept the position of Director.
Oct. 19–Secretary was instructed to offer Prof. Sanborn $2,500 per year.
Nov. 1–Secretary instructed to prepare a report to be submitted to the Legislature.
Nov. 16– Prof. Sanborn declined the offer made Oct. 19, and was formally elected Director at $3,000 per year.
Nov. 17–Secretary was instructed to notify the Department of Agriculture of the appointment of Prof. Sanborn, and to ask that $7,500, for the Utah Experiment Station, be included in the Deficiency Appropriation bill.


Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives, Commencement Exercise Programs, 1894-1950, SCAUSU-13p-2s-1Bx001-1908




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