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Monday, January 23, 2017

January 23rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Campus Life In 1950’s Part II




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Today’s photos are Part II from an idyllic time in our Nation’s history…and in Clemson’s history.

The 1950’s saw an increase in enrollment at Clemson, including the inclusion of women to the college. Those early women were seen on campus blending in with the male students in the photo above.

These students were a part of a generation that were babies when World War II started, and many lost their fathers in the war.


But this new energy of post war America in the 1950’s was a vibrant time.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

January 22nd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Campus Life In 1950’s


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Today’s photos are from an idyllic time in our Nation’s history…and in Clemson’s history. The above photo shows students moving to and from Tillman Hall.

The 1950’s saw an increase in enrollment at Clemson, including the inclusion of women to the college.

These students were a part of a generation that were babies when World War II started, and many lost their fathers in the war. But this new energy of post war America in the 1950’s was a vibrant time.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

January 21st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Memorial Stadium In 1950’s


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This picture also gives a great view of the old press box at Memorial Stadium. As you can tell, there is not much room for anyone up there, and certainly not enough for the massive amount of media that cover the games today.

When the stadium was expanded in 1958 above the portals in both lower decks, 18,000 seats were added to Memorial Stadium’s capacity. The “new” press box that was built in the South Stands in 1958 after the expansion was not much larger than the one in this picture.

I like this view of Memorial Stadium because you can see the trees around Cemetery Hill, which are now blocked out by the South Upper Deck. People that see Death Valley only on TV get no appreciation of the beautiful surroundings right outside the stadium.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

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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Thursday, January 19, 2017

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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