1910 – Founder of UW-Stout Dies

On this date founder of UW-Stout died after a very active life. He created the in 1889 to teach the manual arts and domestic sciences to Wisconsin youths who could not afford a college¬†education far from home. In 1917 the state confered the Stout Institute degree-granting powers, and the institution was incorporated into the UW system in 1971. James H. Stout also created the state’s first traveling library, and instituted a very modern highway system outside of Menomonie to display the advantages of good roads. Furthermore, Stout led his family’s logging business to success. [Source: by Fred L. Holmes]