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Sources of information: Campus Facilities Archives; The University
of Missouri: An Illustrated History; and MU Web sites.
Sanborn Field and Soil Erosion Plots (1888):
Sanborn Field was initiated in late 1888 by Dean J. W. Sanborn
to demonstrate the value of crop rotations and manure in grain-crop
production. The emphasis on the field started with and continues
to be on soil properties affected by alternative management schemes.
It is known nationally as containing the plot from which Aureomycin — used
in chlortetracycline, an early antibiotic — was produced.
Waters and Curtis halls were declared eligible for listing
on the National
Register in 1999 but have not yet been added.