This December marks the 150th anniversary of Framingham State College's move to Framingham. After only fourteen years of existence, the first State Normal School in the United States had already outgrown two sites in Lexington and West Newton, and Bare Hill in the Town of Framingham looked like an acceptable spot on which to locate the College. It was the highest point in Framingham, though at that time the view was more rural than it is now, with green fields and church steeples dominating the landscape. Today, Framingham State University is located at the intersection of busy Metro West thoroughfares. People who visit the campus for the first time are always amazed at how the college has preserved a feeling of quiet New England at the top of this beautiful hill.