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ABAC celebrates 100 years

November 23, 2006

Tifton - 100 years ago, the Tifton Gazette read "The Hallelujah Day has Come" in celebration that Tifton had just won the rights to serve as the home for the Second District Agricultural and Mechanical School."

A century later, the school now known as Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College is celebrating it's centennial.

On November 23rd, 1906 Tift County won a bidding war between Pelham, Ashburn, Albany and Camilla to host the school.

Overwhelming support from the community was the deciding factor in bring the school to Tifton.  It's support ABAC still enjoys to this day.  "That was the case in 1906 when H.H Tift and his group made a collective bid and in the end, Captain Tift reached into his own pocket and gave more to make sure it came to Tifton," says ABAC President David Bridges.

ABAC will begin a year long celebration in March of 2007.

They will host a different event each week leading up to the official birthday bash in Spring of 2008.

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