College Station, Texas (Images of America Series)

College Station, Texas (Images of America Series)

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by Glenn D. Davis
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738579559
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/08/2011
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,129,999
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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College Station, Texas (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lala
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looked at kylie. He leaned back in his desk.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lol