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Old West Central School of Agriculture building on left, new University of Minnesota-Morris building on right. All photos by author.

Old West Central School of Agriculture building on left, new University of Minnesota-Morris building on right. All photos by author.

In my previous post, I alluded to the fact that I was at UM-Morris, which had previously been an “ag school” campus much like the one my dad attended in Waseca. But in Morris, most all of the West Central School of Agriculture buildings remain, unlike in Waseca, whose campus is now a federal women’s prison.

All of the WCSA buildings have plaques that show their previous uses.

All of the WCSA buildings have plaques that show their previous uses.

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The buildings on campus remind me a lot of the buildings on the main U of M campus in Minneapolis.

The buildings on campus remind me a lot of the buildings on the main U of M campus in Minneapolis.

It’s nice to see history preserved. I’m a little jealous; I don’t think Southern School of Agriculture mementoes are located in any one central place, though I’m sure the Waseca Historical Society has some.

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I loved this display, since my dad graduated from SSA in 1962. His letter jacket looked a lot like this one.

I loved this display, since my dad graduated from SSA in 1962. His letter jacket looked a lot like this one.

I think this auditorium on campus has been around a while.

I think this auditorium on campus has been around a while.

Who doesn't love a campus with a cemetery next door? Or is it a cemetery with a campus next door? Either way, it's wonderful!

Who doesn’t love a campus with a cemetery next door? Or is it a cemetery with a campus next door? Either way, it’s wonderful!

 

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