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Colorado Springs Prospector (Newspaper) - September 1, 1986, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado prospector. Colorado history from Early Day newspapers vol. 17, no. 5 Colorado territory Price 91.00colorado University at Boulder fight for paper University question University of Colorado Western historical collections. The University old main Ca. 1880 in september 1877 the preparatory High school and Normal teacher training departments of the University were opened to 44 students with a faculty consisting of the president and one instructor. The following year saw the enrolment of the class of �?T82, the first College level class. The main building housed the entire University including class rooms Library and the president s family. Until 1884, old main stood alone on a Barren Hill South of Boulder. Early plans calling for elaborate landscaping Complete with Pagoda and fountains were never carried out. Paper University at Boulder. That is to say a set of Brilliant men called a legislature who Are supposed to have an idea of Justice about them vote to make the City of Denver which pays a third of the taxes of the territory pay $5,000 in Cash for taking the capital away to Pueblo. The Bill passed the House saturday afternoon by sixteen to seven the seven compromising three Arapahoe county men Little being absent and messes. Napheys Mccutcheon Paul and Shattuck. Most of the intellectual giants who voted for the Bill shielded themselves by saying that their constituents demanded it. None of them explained about the a a Sale mentioned above not even the speaker who is from Boulder capt. David h. Nichols and therefore More interested in the Money part of the bargain than anyone else and presumed to be acquainted with the conditions of the Sale. The great glee exhibited by some members Over their Victory is rather ill timed As no doubt they will perceive after a while although they confidently expect a majority of two or three in the Council. We shall have the pleasure in the end of laughing in our turn if our members do their duty while the people of Many parts of the territory will Point the Finger of scorn at their representatives for wasting their time on matters of this kind when they should be legislating for the welfare of the whole people and not to create sectional prejudices. A the Denver daily times. Nov. 2, 1887 a there is always trouble whenever the red Flag is run up. It Means auction Small pox or anarchy. A the Boulder county Herald. Colorado historical society. Welcome to the University of Colorado according to records at the Colorado historical society this group was photographed on the North Steps of old main sometime before 1885 and includes 1st president Joseph Sewall 2nd from left on 3rd step amp beardless and prof. Mary Nippon 2nf? from it is Likely the the Early a bet of University faculty a staff Apo Naoh and Newham oven students during the Sewall administration. Real condition of the school described first or freshman year of the University course. We were agreeably surprised to see the University starting out in truth on this the second year and now four years hence our Young state school May be Able to graduate its first class. We heard this class in several recitations and Are certain that in ability appearance and discipline they suffer none when compared with freshmen classes of old schools. At nine of clock eighty students assembled when after devotional exercises conducted by president Sewall consisting of a Short Reading from the Bible and the lords prayer the classes passed to their several rooms for recitation. The senior Normal class to president Sewall for general history the College freshman class to prof. Dow for greek the Junior Normal class to miss Rippon for English grammar the second year preparatory class to prof. F. Gove for geometry. At the expiration of fifty minutes the classes re passed to other rooms where recitations on other branches commenced and ended. The Day was consumed in this Way and we Are sure that what we saw this Day was a demonstration of each Days work. We could spend but a few minutes in each room but Long enough nevertheless to assure ourselves that no institution can do fairer More thorough or efficient work than is doing at Boulder. During this term president Sewall has history and physiology prof. Dow Livy greek Cicero and latin grammar miss Rippon German French English grammar and composition prof. Gove algebra Caesar geometry and arithmetic. No student can go through a months study and retain his place continued on Page 4 Jan. 18,1870 a at present the Only excitement is to know where the University shall be located. This institution was Given to Boulder county to be established at Boulder at the distribution of Public institutions by a former session of the legislature. Our county has deferred acting upon the matter until the present time for various reasons. Now we Are informed that the Southern counties Are working to Rob us of it thereby trying to build up their wealth on what rightly belongs to Boulder. Even one of the members elect from this county throws his influence in favor of another portion of the county. Boulder is the Only place in this county that is entitled to it has ten times the natural advantages of any other Section is the finest location and commands More attention than All the rest put together. Representative t. J. Graham is working for the people As an honest upright member should a cutting right and left a and we Hope his efforts will be crowned with Success. The interest he Nas manii Estea in Dehait of Boulder should Long be remembered. Lands and Money have been subscribed to the amount of thousands of dollars. Our people Are up and doing and Manifest great interest in having it located at this Point. A the Boulder county removal feb. 2,1874 a a bargain has been effected among certain members of the legislature whereby it is agreed to remove the capital of the territory from Denver to Pueblo and in payment for the assistance Given by Northern men to the scheme fifteen thousand dollars Are to be voted out of the territorial Treasury to be expended on the oct. 26,1878 a we have recently had an Opportunity of spending a Day at the University and present herewith some of the results of that Days observation. Knowing the University to be one of the great enterprises of Colorado established upon the foundation donated for that purpose by the general government the times in common with the people is interested to know the real condition of the school. Although called a University we knew better than to look for one. For a University is not made in one year. One of the newest successful state schools a Minnesota a graduated its first class at the tenth year of its life. We did find however in the beginning of the second year of its existence Promise of an institution which Colorado will in the near future be proud to Call her own. The University building situated in a Beautiful location near to and commanding a View of the entire City of Boulder is built of Brick and of sufficient size to accommodate for purposes of instruction four Hundred students. The basement is used principally for janitors apartments. Three wide entrances Lead to the first floor on which Are the presidents apartments class rooms Chapel and dressing room for gentlemen. Three Broad stairways Lead to the second floor which is divided into class rooms ladies dressing room and a Library room. The third floor is not used at present although finished ready for occupancy. The instruction is Given by a faculty of four teachers including the president. The course of instruction provides for a Normal school comprising two years study a fitting or preparatory school comprising three years study and a University course proper of four years study the latter permits its members to elect either a classical or a scientific course. The school Day commences at nine of clock in the Forenoon and closes at two of clock in the afternoon. This Day is divided into five recitation hours and one thirty minute intermission at noon for lunch. We found classes reciting according to the announced course of study representing the first and second year of the Normal department the first the second and the third year of the preparatory department and the
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