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Lyco ' s . . . Lycoming College ' s history began in P94. when the first school house was built on the side of early Williamsport. The institution has been known as Williamsport Academy. Williamsport Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport Dickson Junior C!ollcgc and as Lycoming College. The founders of the one story log school house were those Williamsport settlers who kept the spark of education alive in the communiry. " The XX ' illiamsport Academy for the Education of Youth in the English and other languages m the Useful Arts. .Science and Literature " was the name under which the Academy was incorporated on April 2. 181 1. The Academy was supported by a state grant and bv citizen subscription. It was sold to the town ct)uncil in 1845. and in ISIS the town council sold the Academv to the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Church
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. . . today Presently, the only remnants of this era are the lumberman ' s magnificent homes that line West Fourth Street — " Millionaire ' s Mile, " as it was once called. In short. Lycoming County ' s history is a story that can be applied to most counties of Pennsylvania. Not only did it support a struggling nation faced with wars from home and abroad, but it also provided it with raw materials to feed the industrial machine that made this country great. Needless to say. Lycoming County represents more than iust a piece of territon with a " sandy stream. "
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past The AcidcniN w;is renamed Williamsport Dickinson Seminary, mainly because of the Baltimore Conference ' s stipulations that the school board consist of rwo thirds members of the Methodist ( hurch. that the school be an auxilian to Dickinson (College, and that both sexes be taught. The institution underwent its biggest transition under the leadership of Dr. John W. Long When Dr. Long came to the Seminary in 1921. there were 347 students, an endowment of $80,724.22. and only three main buildings on campus. At the end of his thirty-four years of service in 19 ' i ' J. there had been added Hilltop G mnasium. C larke Memorial Chapel. Memorial Hall. Rich Hall. John W. Long Library and Fine Arts Building, a President ' s Residence, and the campus size doubled. 1 Sr.untd gLi s window from Old M:iin 2 Architccrure above ni.iin door ot Bradlcv H.1II ; EvcLmd H.ill p nf. down in WO 1 Lonp H.dl S EvcLind H.1I! ' .. OldGvm " Cast-iron sunc found in Old Main
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