I learned an interesting fact about the University of Michigan today. I thought I would post it as a quiz question to see if anyone knew the answer. I'll post the answer in a few minutes.
The University of Michigan was opened in Ann Arbor in 1837, why does the University Seal have 1817 on it?
Well done to both DGlenn26 & Jeremy, plus 1 to you both. I took a tour of downtown Detroit today put on by Preservation Wayne and when the guide told me the story I was suprised I didn't know it.
Follow up, who founded the University? Judge Augustus B. Woodward, the Governor of the Michigan Territory, drew up a plan for a college which he dubbed the University of Michigania with the blessing of President Thomas Jefferson. Woodward Ave. is named for him and he designed the hub and spokes design of the downtown streets.
I enjoy history and it was neat to hear about the birth of the University of Michigan.
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