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Can you believe it? No charge for tuition at Auburn!

We found this article posted in the Times Daily, September 12, 1891, Florence, Alabama.


Alabama Polytechnic Institute or A & M. College’s later became Auburn University so the people shown riding bicycles in the “gay nineties”  in this film probably were attending for free. No wonder they looked so happy! Most of the film is from around the 1930s. I wonder how long free tuition lasted.

ALABAMA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE 

A & M  College, Auburn, Alabama

The session begins September 16th. The courses of study include the Physical, Chemical and Natural Sciences with their applications: Agriculture, Biology, Mechanics, Mathematics, Engineering (Civil, Mechanical and Electrical) Drawing, English, French, German and Latin languages, History, Political Economy, Mental and Moral Science, and Military Tactics.

There is no charge for tuition. For Catalogue address W. L. Broun, President.

ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS- Pioneers – A Collection of Lost and Forgotten Stories

Some stories include:

  • The Yazoo land fraud;
  • Daily life as an Alabama pioneer;
  • The capture and arrest of Vice-president AaronBurr;
  • The early life of William Barrett Travis in Alabama, the hero of the Alamo;
  • Description of Native Americans of early Alabama including the visit by Tecumseh;
  • Treaties and building the first roads in Alabama.

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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3 comments

  1. Victoria Stanz Abernathy

    Was only $100 per quarter when I attended. Late 60s

  2. Kitty Herrin

    Likewise the University of Alabama was between 100 and $200 per semester in the late 60s

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