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Monday, December 11, 2017

December 11th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Homecoming Floats Through The Years (Part II of II)


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Today’s photos are Part II of II taken of Homecoming Floats taken over the course of three decades. It shows how the ingenuity and creativity of these floats evolved through the years.

By the late 1960’s, these displays started to get some size to them as shown in the photo above from the 1967 season. It seemed there was a trend during this era to see who could make the largest and most colorful display.

The last photo shows a clever design with two Tigers pulling on a Maryland terrapin. If you look closely, you can notice that the float spans the road in front of Tillman Hall.


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Sunday, December 10, 2017

December 10th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Homecoming Floats Through The Years 
(Part I of II)



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Today’s photos are Part I of II taken of Homecoming Floats taken over the course of three decades. It shows how the ingenuity and creativity of these floats evolved through the years.

The above photo is from the 1958 season. That's a Wake Forest Demon Deacon that the Tiger has cornered on a goal post, if you couldn’t tell!

Below is another from the 1958 season. Using gravestones has always been a popular theme for homecoming floats.

In the 1960’s, the floats began to get a little bit better. The one below is from the 1961 season.


Tomorrow I will post some from the 1960’s through the 1980’s.




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Saturday, December 9, 2017

December 9th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Wreck Tech In 1974 (Part II of II)


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Today’s photos are of the “Wreck Tech” Parade in 1974 and is Part I of II in the series.

Prior to 1974 all the Georgia Tech games were played in Atlanta. That trend ended in 1974 when Tech was scheduled to play the Tigers for the first time in Death Valley.


Such a big event called for a parade, the "Wreck Tech" parade. Here are a number of photos from that famous parade in Clemson when Tech first showed up at our doorstep.


By the way, we won the game 21-17. The first of all home games we won in 1974, including a 28-24 win the following week against UGA.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

December 8th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Wreck Tech In 1974 (Part I of II)


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Today’s photos are of the “Wreck Tech” Parade in 1974 and is Part I of II in the series.


Prior to 1974 all the Georgia Tech games were played in Atlanta. That trend ended in 1974 when Tech was scheduled to play the Tigers for the first time in Death Valley.

Such a big event called for a parade, the "Wreck Tech" parade. Here are a number of photos from that famous parade in Clemson when Tech first showed up at our doorstep.


By the way, we won the game 21-17. The first of all home games we won in 1974, including a 28-24 win the following week against UGA.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

December 7th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Sirrine Hall


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Today’s photos are of Sirrine Hall through the years.

Sirrine Hall was named for Joseph E. Sirrine, life trustee of Clemson Agricultural College. Sirrine Hall was built to replace Godfrey Hall as the Textile building.


Sirrien Hall was one of 8 buildings built between 1936 and 1938, and designed by Rudolph E. Lee in an Italian Renaissance Revival style.


Today, the building houses the College of Business. It is a contributing property to the Clemson University Historic District II (NRHP).

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