5 4 STATE COLLEGE OF KENTUCKY.
Q l tucky Agricultural Experiment Station is not only an important
adjunct of the College in the education of students for the lead-
;_ ing industrial pursuits, but directly or indirectly through the wide "=
and continual diffusion of knowledge for the beneht of so large
a proportion of our population, it is bound to be extremely useful
ja to the Commonwealth at large.
i, The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky is
,, established in the old City Park grounds of the City of Lexington,
given to the Commonwealth for this purpose. The site is elevated,
i and commands a good view of the city and surrounding_country.
Y Lexington is now the most important railroad center in Ken-
Q tucky, being in immediate communication with Louisville, Cin-
. cinnati, Maysville, Chattanooga, and with more than seventy
; counties in the Commonwealth. The long—established reputation
of the city for refinement and culture renders it attractive as a
seat of learning, and the large body of fertile country adjacent, V
known as the " Blue Grass Region," with its splendid stock
farms, affords unsurpassed advantages to the student of agricul-
ture who desires to make himself familiar with the best breeds
of horses, cattle, sheep, and swine in America.
‘ The campus of the College consists of fifty-two acres of land,
located within the corporate limits of Lexington. The South
Limestone Street electric car line extends along the greater part ‘
of its western border, giving opportunity to reach in a few min-
utes any part of the city. The campus is laid out in walks,
drives, and lawns, and is planted with a choice variety of native
_ and exotic trees and shrubs, to which additions are constantly »·
A being made. A portion of the land has recently been reserved i
_ for a botanical garden in which will be grown the more desirable
V native plants, with a view to testing their adaptability to cultiva-
tion, and to give increased facilities to students taking agricul- '-
tural and biological courses. Two and a half acres, forming the ·
I northeast portion of the campus, inclosed and provided with a
grand stand, is devoted to the field sports of students.
About three—quarters of a mile south of the campus, on the I
Nicholasville pike, an extension of South Limestone Street, is 2
the Experiment Station Farm, consisting of forty-eight and a ,