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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December 12th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Judge Keller

(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photos are associated with a Clemson legend, Judge Keller.

The above photo is of the first Judge Keller, Isaac Keller, from the 1950’s shortly before he turned his store over to his son, William Bryan Keller.

The story goes that Isaac Keller, a tailor, would see to it that the uniforms of the cadets would fit properly. This all started because a cadet wouldn't wear his uniform saying it didn't fit. The cadet was sent to Isaac Keller to settle the dispute, and thus the nickname "Judge" stuck to him.

The photo below shows Judge Keller’s store in downtown Clemson as it was in 1936.

William Bryan Keller passed away many years ago, but his son Leonard Keller took over the store upon his father’s death.


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