Friday, April 29, 2016

April 29th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1970’s Dorm Move In

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Today’s photos are something that all of us that have moved into a dorm room in college can relate to.

The above photo was taken in the late 1970’s and shows Clemson students carrying the structure that would make up a bed stilt, something commonly used in Johnstone Hall to give students more room in the dorm.

The next photo is a couple unloading the car with a couple of suitcases and boxes. Note the box of Girl Scout cookies in the front center of the picture.

You may also notice the brand name on the outside of the big box…Dart Detergent. I do not believe Dart is around anymore…or at least not around selling detergent.

The final picture is my favorite of this group. This young man has come to move in to Clemson during the early 1980’s with only the “essentials”. He has a sleeping bag, a cooler, and a “jam box”. What else could a young man need on the first day back to school at Clemson?!

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

April 28th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Course Registration In Fike From 1950’s


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Today’s photos are a collection from the 1950’s and shows student registration taking place in Fike Gym.

In the 1950’s, enrollment at Clemson as just over 2,700 students. Today, that enrollment is well over 17,000.

Fike Recreation Center, originally known as Clemson Field House, is an on-campus recreation facility at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. It houses several gymnasiums, a pool, a fitness atrium, racquetball courts, an indoor walk/jog/run track, and a climbing wall. The basketball team played there from 1930 to 1968, when Littlejohn Coliseum opened.

The building originally opened in 1930 as the Clemson Field House, and was the indoor home to Clemson athletics. It also contained the original dressing rooms for the football team.

It was renamed in 1966 in honor of the late Dr. Rupert H. "Rube" Fike, Class of 1908, a longtime booster and founder of the IPTAY Club, one of the country's first athletic booster clubs. It has been expanded three times, in the 1940s, 1970s, and prior to 2003, when it received its current name.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Snowfall On Clemson Campus In 1930’s


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Today’s photos are a collection from the 1930’s at Clemson as our Nation was gripped in the Great Depression.

The photos show that despite the rough times, something as simple and pure as a blanket of snow could bring out the good times for college kids.


This is an interesting photo even though the upper left corner was cut off. This is of downtown with Judge Keller’s store on the right and Tillman in the background.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April 26th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Frank Howard’s Last Home Game


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Today’s photos are from November 1st, 1969 and are photos of a rainy game against Maryland that would prove to be Frank Howard’s last time roaming the sidelines as head coach at Clemson.

Maryland was not very good in 1969, and Clemson drilled the Terps 40-0. Clemson scored in every possible way, including a safety.

The crowd was small that Saturday due to the weather, only 22,802. But those in attendance witnessed something other than Clemson's 350th win. They didn't know it at the time, but those that were in attendance had also seen an era in Clemson football come to an end.


Charlie Waters (in hood) was a pivotal part of the 1969 season and in this game vs. Maryland.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

April 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Mike Eppley Vs. Georgia In 1983


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Today’s photo is from the 1983 Clemson/Georgia game on September 17th in Death Valley and shows Mike Eppley handing the ball off to Kevin Mack.

Georgia came into the game ranked #3 in the nation and the game was heavily hyped throughout the summer (much like this year’s game will be).

The game ended in a 16-16 tie with both teams trying long field goals on back to back plays to end the game.

Because of the newly opened North Upper Deck, this was the first time the attendance in Death Valley reached 81,000.

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