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Corvallis, Oregon

July 2, 2019

Corvallis, Oregon is home to Oregon State University. The university actually began as Corvallis Academy in 1858 and evolved into today’s OSU. In 1868 is was designated the State Agricultural College. By 1888 is was known as Oregon Agricultural College, with that becoming its official name in 1907.(1) Our story will focus on the time period of about 1915-1918 when it was Oregon Agricultural College.

Two photographs, purchased from Veranda Antique Mall in Columbia, Missouri, led to this interest. (Side note: This is a fantastic antique store, and worth a stop if you are in the area.) The back of each photograph featured the signatures of the young men pictured, along with the year of their graduation, field of study, and at least a partial address.

Always ready for a new research adventure, we began to piece together biographies for some of these young men; which will be featured in upcoming posts.

For now though, here are the photographs.

Oregon Agricultural College (circa 1915-1916)
Oregon Agricultural College (circa 1915-1916)
  • Winfield Eckley
  • C.B. Flanagan
  • A.G. Mather
  • Harry J. Ehrman
  • J. Bob Akers
  • D.G. Platt
  • F.G. Bolen
  • H.A. Sutton
  • Herman E. O’Hara
  • Zane A. Lansdale
  • E.V. Storm
  • Fred P. Cronemiller
  • Carl Z. Brutscher
  • W.H. Walters
  • V. Eckley
  • M.B. Gilbert
  • NOTE: Names are listed in the order in which they appear on the back of the photograph.

Oregon Agricultural College (circa 1916-1917)
Oregon Agricultural College (circa 1916-1917)
  • Winfield Eckley
  • M.B. Gilbert
  • W.H. Walters
  • H.E. O’Hara
  • M.F. Hanley Jr.
  • H.A. Sutton
  • H.G. Archibald
  • D.G. Platt
  • F.A. Holmes
  • H. Morrow
  • Frank G. Bolin
  • Robert E. Duniway
  • Forrest T. Wicks
  • Dick Huffaker
  • NOTE: Names are listed in order in which they appear on the back of the photograph.

  • Horner, John B. (1919). Oregon: Her History, Her Great Men, Her Literature. (The J.K. Gill Co.: Portland). p. 164-5