Smithsonian marks creation of Cornell, land-grant colleges | Press & Sun-Bulletin | pressconnects.com

The law sponsored by Vermont Rep. Justin Morrill gave each state federal land to sell in order to fund the creation of colleges. They would eventually include Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Maryland, the University of Missouri and many others.

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