A Guided Tour of the Texas A&M University Campus

978-0-89096-462-0 Paperback
4.25 x 6.5 x 0 in
200 pp. 11 color photos., 95 b&w photos., 5 maps.
Pub Date: 01/01/1991


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Thousands of Aggies have walked the campus of Texas A&M since the late 1800s, when it was just a few buildings on a brier-tangled field. Since those days, the campus has grown, new buildings have risen to supersede or stand beside the old, new disciplines have been added to agri-culture and mechanics, and A&M has become a university of international stature. Despite expansion, the campus still invites exploration of its buildings and byways, its oak-shaded walks and echoing halls, its history.

With this readable, easy-to-carry guidebook, anyone can follow in the footsteps of those past generations of Aggies and take one tour or all five tours of the various sections of campus. If a trip to the College Station campus is not on your calendar, you can still follow the tour at home. There is a route map for each of the tours, and every building or building complex is a stop on the tour, with information and anecdotes provided by your guide.

For "old Ags," Footsteps will amount to a pleasant homecoming and the opportunity to see not only familiar sights but also their alma mater's impressive growth and progress. Numerous photographs of the buildings are included, and images of A&M at its most colorful are represented in an eight-page color section. The photo-graphic coverage, as well as little-known facts and the origins of unique Aggie traditions, will orient newcomers to campus and help to infuse a new generation with the renowned Aggie spirit.

Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University

Published by Texas A&M University Press