Case Western Reserve University, Ohio: Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms (Campus History Series)

Case Western Reserve University, Ohio: Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms (Campus History Series)

by Anna B. Locci, Chris Bond


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Case Western Reserve University Farm is a multiuse facility rich in its 400 acres of fields, prairies, ravines, hills, waterfalls, and pristine forest, not to mention its historical buildings. It is situated a mere 10 miles from the campus proper; close enough for the hundreds of researchers, students, and professors alike to make the short trip out to this verdant oasis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738582757
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/28/2011
Series: Campus History Series
Pages: 127
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Case Western Reserve University: Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms was written by current farm director Ana B. Locci and current farm horticulturist Chris Bond. The photographs herein tell the story of each farm's respective evolution from gentleman's hobby farms, to the field station for Case Western Reserve University's biological and ecological research, and onto its current initiatives of sustainability and environmentally responsible land stewardship. These historical images, some of which are over a century old, were culled from a variety of sources: the university's and the farm's archival material, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the generosity of the living heirs of the original occupants, as well as from the heirs of those who helped to work these farms in their heyday.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Andrew Squire's Farm: 1907-1937 9

2 The Flora Stone Mather College Years: 1938-1972 39

3 University Farm Facilities and Field Station: 1973-2009 61

4 Wade's Valley Ridge Farm: 1905-1977 67

5 Restoration of Valley Ridge Farm Facilities: 1977-2009 93

6 University Farm Today: Current Endeavors 101

7 University Farm: Future Endeavors 121

Bibliography 126

About University Farm 127

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