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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

February 11th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Late 1950’s Death Valley

(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photos are from the late 1950’s and show Death Valley with full pageantry from that era.

The above photo is from the 1958 Virginia game in Death Valley on September 20th. What I love most about this picture is the Tiger mascot in the right side of the photo. It is quite amazing to see the evolution of the Tiger from 1958 to today. In fact, today’s Tiger is very similar to the Tiger of the late 1970’s. Therefore, this version of the Tiger was only 20 years away from the “modern” Tiger we recognize today.

I also enjoy seeing those 1950’s cheerleading uniforms. It feels like I have been transformed back to a “sock-hop”!

The next photo is of the 1958 Furman game in Death Valley as the Tigers score another touchdown en route to a 36-19 win before a crowd of 20,000.


The Furman game was the last home game of the 1958 season, played on November 29th. The Tigers would go 8-3 overall in 1958, including a 5-1 conference record that was good enough for an ACC Championship.

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