Downtown Clemson In 1950’s
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Today’s photo is of downtown Clemson in the late 1950’s facing towards campus and Tillman Hall.
We can date the photo to sometime around 1959 because of the movie that is playing in the Clemson Movie House in the photo.
The Hanging Tree is a 1959 movie directed by Delmer Daves. Karl Malden took over directing duties for several days when Daves fell ill. The film stars Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, George C. Scott and Malden and is set in the gold fields of Montana during the gold rush of the 1860s and 1870s.
You can also notice a long gone gas station in the right side of the photo, Sinclair Oil Corporation.
Sinclair Oil Corporation is an American petroleum corporation, founded by Harry F. Sinclair on May 1, 1916, as the Sinclair Oil and Refining Corporation by combining the assets of 11 small petroleum companies. Originally a New York corporation, Sinclair Oil reincorporated in Wyoming in 1976.
The corporation's logo features the silhouette of a large green dinosaur.
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