To teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts.
The College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts became a department of the university in 1870.
An unsuccessful European carpenter or other mechanic, or even labourer, not infrequently occupied this position.
On the western border of the city is Pullen Park (about 40 acres), including the campus of the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts;.
The state established a university at Iowa City in 1847, a State Agricultural College and Model Farm in 1858 (opened at Ames in 1869 as the Iowa State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts), an Agricultural Experiment Station in 1887, an Engineering Experiment Station in 1904, and a normal school at Cedar Falls in 1876.