Marshall University, West Virginia (Campus History Series)
  • Marshall University, West Virginia (Campus History Series)
  • Marshall University, West Virginia (Campus History Series)

Marshall University, West Virginia (Campus History Series)

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by James E. Casto
     
 

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In 1837, the people of Guyandotte, then a village on the Virginia frontier, resolved to open a school for their sons and daughters. Tradition says local lawyer John Laidley convinced his neighbors to name the school for his friend, Chief Justice John Marshall. The one-room log cabin that housed those first students soon gave way to a two-story brick building that,… See more details below

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In 1837, the people of Guyandotte, then a village on the Virginia frontier, resolved to open a school for their sons and daughters. Tradition says local lawyer John Laidley convinced his neighbors to name the school for his friend, Chief Justice John Marshall. The one-room log cabin that housed those first students soon gave way to a two-story brick building that, with various additions over the years, became the school's Old Main. For decades, the cherished landmark has stood like a proud sentinel, watching Marshall grow and evolve into a major university with an enrollment over 16,000. This remarkable volume, with more than 200 historic photographs from the Marshall archives, chronicles the dramatic Marshall saga.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738541907
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Series:
Campus History Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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