College Station

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The first land-grant college in Texas—called the Agricultural and Mechanical College—was predominantly a military school, built in 1876 in a then-remote area of Central Texas. Like other developments, the institute was a result of the expanding railroad, so a station named "College" was erected to service the new school. Drawing newcomers to the area, the city of College Station was incorporated in 1938, and its size soon rivaled that of neighboring Bryan—the Brazos County seat. The College Station area offers a surprisingly diverse mix of attractions, including the George Bush Presidential Library, the Texas Motor Speedway, and Kyle Field. During the last century, the college has grown from a few hundred students into a major university with more than 49,000 students, making Texas A&M the seventh-largest school in the nation. Today College Station is home to some 100,000 people.
ISBN: 9780738579559
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 236
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Glenn D. Davis was born in Bryan but grew up in Wellborn and Somerville. After spending a career abroad as a foreign correspondent, he returned to his hometown in 2007 to teach International Studies at Texas A&M, as well as an introductory course in journalism at Blinn College. In Images of America: College Station, Davis treats readers to a retrospective look at this renowned college town's history through vintage photographs and images collected from local archives.
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