First of all, In 1891, the University of Arizona opens its doors under provisions of the 1885 Morrill Act. Additionally, the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Arizona oversee these provisions. Furthermore, they require military training at the university.
Secondly, in March of 1896, the faculty resolve that a course in Military Science and Tactics be conducted for all male students. Additionally, during this first year, the Cadet Battalion is to be affiliated with the Arizona Territorial National Guard. Also, this permits the Territorial Governor to commission those cadets who desire and are worthy of a National Guard Commission.
Finally, to learn more about the University of Arizona Military training (and source of this information), please click HERE. *Notably, many of these photographs feature “Old Main.” Most noteworthy, “Old Main” is the original main building of the University of Arizona campus.
Correspondingly, here are Military exercises commencing in front of the “Old Main” building on the University of Arizona Campus
Also, here is a cadet battalion marching in formation in front of “Old Main” on the U of A campus in Tucson Arizona Territory
In addition, here are U of A Cadets at rest at the University of Arizona. By the same token, please note the Pima Native American Indian baskets on the bookcase
In like manner, here are U of A cadets exploring Indian petroglyphs in the Tucson outskirts.
Furthermore, here is a professional portrait of a U of A cadet (note lapel insignia) by famous Tucson Photographer Henry Buehman. Additionally, here is the reverse has a hand written date of 2-2-01.
Not to mention, University of Arizona Cadet Battalion with cactus garden and campus in background.
In like manner, here are ladies on the University of Arizona campus, Circa 1900
Not to mention, here is the fashion on the University of Arizona Campus, with “Old Main” in the background, in Tucson, Arizona circa 1900