William P. Blake donates 41 scientific and technical books to form the beginning of the School of Mines Library.
Gilbert Bailey loans his collection of fossils and minerals, providing the foundation for the Museum of Geology.
Cornerstone of the first School of Mines building dedicated.
First day of classes at Dakota School of Mines.
Metallurgy Building completed at School of Mines.
First commencement, John W. Hancher receives first bachelor of science degree.
South Dakota admitted to Union as 40th state.