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First BA commencement west of the Mississippi

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DAVENPORT (KWWL) -- Two people became the first to receive bachelor of arts degrees west of the Mississippi River July 8, 1854.

The commencement at Iowa College in Davenport was a first for the state of Iowa.  A few years later, the college moved to Grinnell, eventually changing its name to Grinnell College.

The picture attached to this story shows Iowa College after it moved to Grinnell.

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