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Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station - New Haven CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 41° 19.872 W 072° 55.167
18T E 674103 N 4577612
Quick Description: Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven, Connecticut dates from 1882 when it became the permanent home of the first state agricultural experiment station. The vitamin (Vitamin A) was discoverd on these grounds.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 4/27/2010 8:37:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM8PHY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
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Long Description:
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven, Connecticut dates from 1882 when it became the permanent home of the first state agricultural experiment station. The station had been founded at Wesleyan University in 1875 and moved to Yale in 1877 as it became associated with the Sheffield Scientific School.

The mission of the station is to "develop, advance, and disseminate scientific knowledge, improve agricultural productivity and environmental quality, protect plants, and enhance human health and well-being through research for the benefit of Connecticut residents and the nation."

The station has been involved in important research over the years. Thomas Burr Osborne at the station and Lafayette Mendel at Yale collaborated on groundbreaking experiments on vitamin theory. Donald F. Jones developed the first practical high yield hybrid corn by the double-cross method.

The station was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1964
Street address:
123 Huntington St.
New Haven, CT


County / Borough / Parish: New Haven

Year listed: 1966

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Education

Current function: Education

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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