University of Colorado, Boulder
On November 7, 1861, the Territorial Legislature enacted a bill, and Gov. Gilpin signed it, establishing a Universityto be located in Boulder. Not until 1870 did the first University Board of Trustees met. The real progress began in 1874, when $10,000 was appropriated--to be matched by the town.
The cornerstone for the University of Colorado was laid September 20, 1875. Trees were planted in April 1876. The first Regents, authorized under the new Colorado Constitution, were elected in October 1876.
The University opened September 5, 1877 in a four-story brick building (Old Main), with two teachers and 44 students. Board of Trustees: CM Tyler, Ira E. Leonard, Amos Widner, T. J. Graham
A. J. Macky built the first frame house in Boulder City, and the University's auditorium was named for him.
University of Colorado Newspapers Portfolio 1882-1892. The first University of Colorado publication.
M. G. Smith
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