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The University of Arizona Student, 1901-1903
A Record of Student Days

Tom lived in the newly completed South Hall and participated in many of the activities offered to the University student of that time.

The south end of South Hall, the roof of the two-story home of Professor Foucar, North Hall, and the School of Mines or Main Building, now called "Old Main."
Facing north toward the Santa Catalina Mountains, c. 1902. (left to right)
The south end of South Hall, the roof of the two-story home of Professor Foucar,
North Hall, and the School of Mines or Main Building, now called "Old Main."

Thomas Marshall in military uniform in his dorm room in South Hall.
Thomas Marshall in military uniform in his dorm room in South Hall. His diary notes
that as a cadet in 1901 he participated in the dedication of the State Capitol in Phoenix.
In the 1903 Burro, the first University of Arizona yearbook, he is pictured as a Lieutenant.

His hobby was photography, and he photographed the active life on campus mixing field trips and the changing nature of a growing University.

Denizens of South Hall. This dormitory housed the students in the preparatory program, some as young as 13 years old.
Denizens of South Hall. This dormitory housed the students in the
preparatory program, some as young as 13 years old.

Surveyors in front of the Main Building
Surveyors in front of the Main Building

In his second year, 1900-1901, Tom took a class in plane geometry taught by University instructor, Louise Foucar; at the time he was 30, she was 36. For his effort, he earned a C. Outside of the classroom, the two came into contact as the result of her role in teaching botany and his job as a gardener on campus. Tom concluded his college career in 1903 without ever earning a degree. Louise left teaching in 1902. Both, however, continued to support the fledging institution throughout their lives.

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