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The first land-grant college in Texas--called the Agricultural and Mechanical College--was predominantly a military school, built in 1876 in a then-remote area of Central Texas. Like other developments, the institute was a result of the expanding railroad, so a station named "College" was erected to service the new school. Drawing newcomers to the area, the city of College Station was incorporated in 1938, and its size soon rivaled that of neighboring Bryan--the Brazos County seat. The College Station area ...
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Overview


The first land-grant college in Texas--called the Agricultural and Mechanical College--was predominantly a military school, built in 1876 in a then-remote area of Central Texas. Like other developments, the institute was a result of the expanding railroad, so a station named "College" was erected to service the new school. Drawing newcomers to the area, the city of College Station was incorporated in 1938, and its size soon rivaled that of neighboring Bryan--the Brazos County seat. The College Station area offers a surprisingly diverse mix of attractions, including the George Bush Presidential Library, the Texas Motor Speedway, and Kyle Field. During the last century, the college has grown from a few hundred students into a major university with more than 48,000 students, making Texas A&M the seventh largest school in the nation. Today College Station is home to some 100,000 people.
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It began in 1876 with the establishment of a school with a most unwieldy name: The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. The nearby railroad stop known as College Station grew into a town and then a thriving city; and the more realistically renamed Texas A&M became the seventh largest college in the country. This Images of America entry documents the astonishing growth and diversification of a locale that now encompasses the George Bush Presidential Library, the Texas Motor Speedway, and Kyle Field. A striking pictorial history; a natural for the series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738579559
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 2/8/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 925,767
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Glenn D. Davis was born in Bryan but grew up in Wellborn and Somerville. After spending a career abroad as a foreign correspondent, he returned to his hometown in 2007 to teach International Studies at Texas A&M, as well as an introductory course in journalism at Blinn College. In Images of America: College Station, Davis treats readers to a retrospective look at this renowned college town's history through vintage photographs and images collected from local archives.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 College Station Pioneers 9

2 First Land Grant College of Texas 17

3 College Station Grows 25

4 College Station Incorporates 47

5 Aggies Go to War 53

6 College Station Expands Postwar 67

7 College Station and Aggie Football 77

8 College Station Schools 93

9 Aggies and Traditions 99

10 The Fun City of College Station 107

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