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Hilgard Cut

University Ave., Oxford, MS, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 34° 21' 53.9172", -89° 31' 49.3104"
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Constructed in 1858 to accommodate University of Mississippi students, this railroad cut was named for Dr. Eugene W. Hilgard (1838-1916), its designer and engineer. A native of Bavaria, Hilgard served as State Geologist from 1855 to 1873. A pioneer in soils science, Professor Hilgard completed his career at the Univ. of California.

Last updated: 7/5/2010 20:07
Hilgard Cut Historical Marker Location Map, Oxford, Mississippi