Strafford Vermont

Land Grant Colleges

A high school dropout at the age of 15, Justin Morrill opened the doors of higher education to millions of Americans. He retired at the age of 39 as a gentleman to study architecture and gardening—and to build a charming 17 room gothic mansion. Retirement was short and he was soon elected to the U. S. Congress and later to the Senate. There he sponsored legislation that established the nation’s land grant colleges, forever changing the shape of the nation’s higher education system.
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