History of East Carolina University

History Of East Carolina University

History of East Carolina University

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The History of East Carolina University can trace its roots to 1901. The City of Wilson citizens went to Raleigh to petition the N.C. General Assembly for an Eastern North Carolina Normal College. The delegation wanted the Normal College in Wilson. The request was denied because the politicians did not want to take money away from the State Normal College. In February 1905, Elizabeth City sent 11 citizens to persuade the General Assembly to charter a State Normal School for Eastern North Carolina. That delegation failed as well. The Board of Trustees was selected on March 15, 1907 and Thomas Jordan Jarvis was chosen as the Chairman. Eight eastern North Carolina towns and cities placed bids on the location of the school. The towns and cities and what they offers is as follows:
  • Washington - $75,000 and the choice of two sites, or......
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