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Share our heritage | Pennsylvania State College 1878

Pictured above is a newspaper advertisement for the Pennsylvania State College in 1878.
Pictured above is a newspaper advertisement for the Pennsylvania State College in 1878. Photo provided

Each Monday, the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past. Today’s photo is from Jim Sheetz, of State College.

He wrote: “I have attached an old newspaper picture depicting how ‘Pennsylvania State College’ appeared in 1878. I, of course, know very little about the era other than what is described in the article. Something novel I enjoyed and wondered if you may want to share it sometime with your readers.”

The caption below the image reads “Open to both sexes — tuition free. Three full courses of study, agricultural, classical and scientific. Practicums in all courses. Instruction in military science and tactics. Endowment $500,000. Property valued at $530,000.

“For catalogue and further information, address: The President, State College, Centre Co., Penna.”

Readers can contribute to the “Share our Heritage” series by sharing their own photos. Just drop off or mail copies of the photos to Centre Daily Times, 3400 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801 or email them to Audience Engagement Editor Laurie Jones at ljones@centredaily.com. Provide as much information as you can. All photos in the weekly series are placed in a “Share our Heritage” gallery at CentreDaily.com. If you have any questions about this series, Jones can be reached at 231-6461.

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