May 30, 2008
Marion Military Institute archivist Terry Barkley visited Samford’s Special Collection Department this month and brought with him several photographs of Howard College in Marion, at the time largely a military school.
This image shows Howard College cadets of the 1880s, shortly before the college relocated to the East Lake community of Birmingham.
Howard president James Murfee declined to follow the college in 1887 and instead remained on its Marion campus to form Marion Military Institute.
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