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The Earl of Dartmouth lays the corner stone of the new building at Dartmouth College in 1904

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Reverend Eleazar Wheelock Started Dartmouth College
December 13, 1769

The "Big Green," Dartmouth College, is one of the most prestigious universities in the U.S., but it started out in a log hut. A minister, Reverend Eleazar Wheelock, founded this college with a royal charter on December 13, 1769. Since 1754, Wheelock had been trying to sustain a Charity School for Native Americans. Moving to the province of New Hampshire, he succeeded with the help of Royal Governor Thomas Wentworth in obtaining the charter for a college. It would provide "education and instruction of Youth and of the Indian Tribes in this Land . . . and also of English Youth and any others."
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