A view of campus from the air

In the beginning, there was the Morrill Act.

Following are some of the significant events and people of the early years at the Maine State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and later, the University of Maine. Sources are “History of the Maine State College and the University of Maine” by Merritt Caldwell Fernald and “The First Century: A History of the University of Maine 1865–1965,” by David C. Smith.