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On October 29, 1900, Indiana Fletcher Williams died, leaving her 8,000-acre plantation estate and almost $1 million to create the Sweet Briar Institute. Later renamed Sweet Briar College, it was founded by Williams to honor her daughter, Maria Georgiana "Daisy" Williams, who died tragically in 1884 at age 16. For over a century, Sweet Briar has recruited dedicated faculty and staff to teach exceptional students. The school's award-winning lands include old-growth forests, rare arboreal and floral species, scenic hiking and riding trails, and two lakes. Complementing these natural resources are beautiful campus buildings, many of which are listed in national and state historic registers. Each of these features are rare for a college campus; taken together, they compose the rich physical and community heritage of a 114-year-old college that is currently battling for its continued existence.
Number of Pages: 127
Genre: History, Education
Sub-Genre: USA / State + Local / South, Higher
Series Title: Campus History
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Lynn Rainville
Street Date: December 7, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-6084
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