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  1. One Aggie’s Perspective on Some Cowboy History OAMC/OSU Journey From Where We Were to Where We Are

  2. RUN OF 1889 – Officially opened Unassigned Lands (became Oklahoma Territory) – 1st of 17 Openings

  3. Oklahoma Territory Agricultural and Mechanical College Established Christmas Day, 1890 Robert Barker appointed First President 1891-1894

  4. FIRST CLASSES MET HERE DECEMBER 14, 1891! 35 STUDENTS IN COLLEGE PREP STUDIES

  5. The “Cow College” Needed Barns & A Watering Hole

  6. OAMC’S FIRST PERMANENT BUILDING Dedicated 1894

  7. FIRST GRADUATES 1896 3 Were sons of 3 families that sold portions of land claims for OAMC Campus

  8. THE “PRINCETON OF THE PRAIRIE” IN 1900

  9. EARLY ATHLETIC FACILITIES: A Student Industrial Arts Class Project

  10. OSU TULSA 1999

  11. Frank “Pistol Pete” Eaton • A legendary lawman and all around interesting character. • In 1920’s students Persuaded him to be model for OAMC mascot F

  12. Today’s Pistol Pete continues to build legends, including being named America’s most unusual mascot in a national competition

  13. THE WATERING HOLE IS NOW THETA POND

  14. But “Livestock” & Uses Changed

  15. President Truman named Dr. Henry Bennett first Director of Point 4 Program (now USAID). Emperor of Ethiopia requested OAMC assistance in setting up similar college in his country.

  16. Dr. Henry Bennett devised a 25YEAR PLAN for location and style of new construction. Still used as a guide today

  17. GI Bill changed the profile of OAMC Freshmen. They were older,most had families and they descended upon Stillwater in droves - 5919 in 1947, more than ½ of student body.

  18. “Vet Village” Sprang up in the Northwest Portion of Campus -Literally a city within a city, with its own mayor, Post Office and commissary -1,290 housing units -5000 residents

  19. OAMC: A BORROWED CHURCH, 35 PREP STUDENTS IN 1891 5 OSU CAMPUSES, 35,000+ STUDENTS IN 2012

  20. OSU Institute of Technology in Okmulgee 1946

  21. OSU OKC 1961

  22. OSU Center for Health Sciences 1988

  23. OSU TULSA 1999