In 1856, the first railroad bridge across the Mississippi was built. It connected the Rock Island Arsenal in northwestern Illinois to Davenport, Iowa. The Eads Bridge in St. Louis was completed in 1874. Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, was established in 1851.
Although the charter for the Beta Theta Pi chapter at Westminster College was issued in 1860, it was not installed until 1868. From 1861-65, there was a war going on in the country and that may have had something to do with the lapse of time.
The Alpha Delta chapter of Beta Theta Pi chapter at Westminster College recently dedicated a marker to acknowledge this historic event. It recognizes the chapter as the oldest of any college fraternity in continuous existence west of the Mississippi River. Congratulations Alpha Delta chapter of Beta Theta Pi!
From my favorite twitter posts….
(And congratulations to Kappa Alpha Theta for a clever and successful campaign to raise $25,000 in celebration of the organization’s 25th anniversary of a partnership with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a wonderful program which serves the most vulnerable of children.
Past International President Peg Crawford, alumna of Iota Chapter/U of Illinois, was recently inducted into the..http://fb.me/6sm4sUdek
McCrae was a Zeta Psi
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