Lincoln launched University of California 150 years ago

April 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/24/2012, p12
The article offers information on the history of the University of California. Former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862 that established public higher education in California and the U.S. In honor of the Morrill Act's sesquicentennial, the April-June 2012 issue of "California Agriculture" journal will focus on how the 150-year-old land-grant law launched a university described as one of the world's greatest systems of public higher education.


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