Washington State University, at Pullman; land-grant and state supported; chartered 1890, opened 1892 as an agriculture college. From 1905 to 1959 it was the State College of Washington. The university's College of Agriculture carries on important agricultural research and instruction throughout the state. The school's other facilities include centers for electron microscopy and environmental research.
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