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Celebrating our Sesquicentennial 1867-2017
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Dean Eugene Davenport mobilized the state’s agricultural interests to put the College of Agriculture on firm footing with a $150,000 appropriation for a building. The Funk Bill, promising more funding and an appropriation for the agricultural building, was passed against the wishes of President Draper. In 1900, the construction of a new College of Agriculture Building, later renamed Davenport Hall, contributed to the growth and expansion of the College.

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Mar 02, 1899
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Eugene Davenport, May 1913. Credit University Archives
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Eugene Davenport, May 1913. Credit University Archives