Friday, October 31, 2014

October 31st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Night Games In 1950’s

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Today’s photos are from the 1950’s and shows the Tiger football team playing at night.

The above photo is from the 1955 home game against Presbyterian, the first home night football game in Clemson football history. Clemson would go on to an easy win over the Blue Hose, 33-0.

During the 1959 season the Tigers traveled to Houston to take on Jess Neely's Rice team. Below we see Doug Daigneault powering against the Rice defense as the Tigers would go on to win 19-0.


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Thursday, October 30, 2014

October 30th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Downtown Clemson In 1970’s


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Today’s photos are from the 1970's and are of downtown Clemson.

The above photo is a picture high above College Avenue facing Bowman Field. Take a look at all the cars lining College Avenue. Can you remember some of the names of this historic vehicles?

Many places downtown are no longer in Clemson. The below photo we can see Chanello’s Pizza on the left and the J&E Restaurant. Chanello’s is no longer downtown, but it is still in Clemson near the Bi-Lo on Greenville Highway.


The next photo is of a Clemson icon from the 1970’s, The Book Store bar. The Book Store was a great watering hole in Clemson, prompting many students to call home and ask their parents for some extra money so they could go to the “book store”. Little did the parents know that this money was not going to any books! You could even get into the Book Store from a back entrance near Clint’s Barber Shop.


The Book Store closed in March of 1981 when owner Manning Garren died.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 29th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Bob Bradley As A Senior


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Today’s photos are from 1949 and show a very young Bob Bradley during his senior year at Clemson.

The class of 1949 witnessed a perfect 11-0-0 football season in the fall of 1948, and in the above picture you can see Bob Bradley at what I believe to be some celebration get together for his graduation in 1949.

Originally from Greenville, Bob Bradley majored in Textile Manufacturing. He also was the editor of the Tiger newspaper his senior year.

Bradley worked 502 consecutive football games during his career at Clemson. Bradley was presented the Order of the Palmetto by the Governor's office and after his death was inducted into the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame.


Bradley redefined the field of sports information in 1979 when, under his direction, the Clemson Sports Information Department won nine national awards for its brochures and press guides.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

October 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

What A Difference 9 Years Make

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Today’s photos span 1952 to 1961, which included a dramatic change at Clemson.

The above photo was taken around 1952, when Clemson was still an all-male Military College. You can take note of the Trustee House in the background and the partial view of the second barracks on the right.

Fast forward just 9 years and you see the same photo location, but dramatically different culture at Clemson. In 1961, Clemson was no longer a Military College and it was no longer all-male.


One note from the two pictures…notice that the chimneys on the Trustee House are gone in the 1961 photo. I wonder where they went??!!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

October 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1938 Aerial View Of Clemson


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Today’s photos are from sometime around 1938 and shows a very young Clemson College Campus.

In the top right corner of the picture you can see the newly constructed Fike Field House. The building originally opened in 1930 as the Clemson Field House, and was the indoor home to Clemson athletics.

You can see the farm land to the left and behind Fike that will one day be Memorial Stadium. Death Valley was not built until 1941.

And finally, if you look beside Long Hall, the small building that you see is the old Dairy building.

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