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Saturday, January 20, 2018

January 20th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1940’s Clemson Campus


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Today’s photos are from post-WWII Clemson in the late 1940’s.

World War II took a tremendous toll on Clemson’s enrollment. Prior to 1943, Clemson’s enrollment was hovering around 2,700 students. Just two years later in 1945, that number would drop to 745.


Enrollment quickly rebounded, however, as GI’s returned to the States in post-WWII using the GI Bill that gave financial aide to veterans so they could attend college. By 1948, enrollment was up to 3,746 students…many of them war veterans.


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Friday, January 19, 2018

January 19th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Dan’s Sandwich Shop On Gameday


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Today photo is another of Dan’s Sandwich Shop, a Clemson historic landmark.

This photo is from 1968 and it appears like it was taken some Saturday prior to a game in Death Valley. One can assume that because of the long line at 10:50 am.

You can also, notice the 1968 football schedule on the "Tiger Menu."

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

January 18th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Johnstone And Harcombe In 1950’s

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Today’s photos are from the 1950’s and show various photos of Johnstone Hall and Harcombe Dining Hall.

Johnstone Hall housed several generations of Clemson undergraduates. Located on west campus, it originally overlooked the student laundry, the coal-burning Physical Plant, the University fire department, Memorial Stadium, and Lake Hartwell.

Johnstone was named for an original Clemson trustee Chairman of the Board, Alan Johnstone, who served in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Although it had sections A through F, all that remains today is section A and an annex.


Harcombe is the east campus dining hall, located next to and above the old Edgar A. Brown University Union and the student post office. Built in 1954 to originally seat 4,000 cadets, as currently structured, it is only about one-third its original size, having been sub-divided in stages over the years.

It is named for Capt. James Douglas Harcombe, mess officer at Clemson for 26 years. Arriving from New York in the summer of 1920 as an experienced Army mess officer, Harcombe oversaw feeding a corps that grew from 847 to almost 3,000 students during his tenure.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January 17th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Tiger Baseball In The 1960’s
Part II of II 


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From April of 1965 until May of 1966, Rusty Adkins had a 41-game hitting streak. Adkins hit .438 during the streak that still stands as the longest in ACC history. 

During the 1966 season, George Sutton set the record for the fastest to 10 home runs by hitting 10 home runs in 18 games. His 10th homer came against Wake Forest on April 23, 1966. 


During the 1967 season, the Tigers won the ACC title and were ranked #7 in the final Collegiate Baseball poll. Clemson participated in the NCAA District III Playoffs at Gastonia, NC. After losing the first contest against Florida State, Clemson rebounded with three straight victories. But Auburn ended Clemson’s season by defeating the Tigers 6-5 in the championship game in 13 innings. 

And in 1968, left-hander John Curtis became Clemson’s first first-round Major League draft selection. Curtis was the #10 overall pick in the secondary phase by the Boston Red Sox. 


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

January 16th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson Tiger Baseball In The 1960’s 
(Part I of II)


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Today’s photos are from the 1960’s and are a montage of Clemson Tiger baseball, which was played on Riggs Field. In the fall of 1957, from the advice of North Carolina Head Coach Walter Rabb, Frank Howard hired a 27-year old assistant from China Grove, NC named Bill Wilhelm. 

After the 1959 regular season, Clemson, Wake Forest, and North Carolina were tied for first place, forcing a playoff among the three. Clemson beat Wake Forest 4-2 at Thomasville, NC on May 16 and downed North Carolina 9-7 in Gastonia, NC to claim the ACC crown. 


In June of 1959, Clemson raced through the NCAA District III Playoffs at Gastonia, NC, downing Georgia Tech 9-6 and Florida State twice (24-2, 5-0) to advance to Omaha. At the College World Series, the Tigers lost to Arizona 3-2 on June 13 in 12 innings in their first game in Omaha. They bounced back and defeated Colorado State 7-1 the next day, but were eliminated by Penn State 7-0 on June 15. 

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