The Research Project, Week Forty Two, Tennessee

It was a pastor, Rev. Holland N. McTyeire, who convinced¬†Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, one of the richest Americans in history, to provide the funds needed to establish Vanderbilt University¬†in 1873. McTyeire chose the site for the campus in Nashville, Tennessee, supervised the construction of buildings and personally planted many of the trees that today make Vanderbilt…