Monthly Archives: November 2012

Rice Band, mid-50’s

I’m feeling kind of directionless today, so what better than a drum major to march me right out of my pre-Thanksgiving funk? I came across a huge collection of band materials from the Holmes McNeely era (1951-67) a while back … Continue reading

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Elevator Repair

For reasons that I won’t go into right now I found myself this afternoon in the back freight elevator in the old Physics Building. It actually wasn’t in bad shape and it had clearly had some recent work done on … Continue reading

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It was Just A Ditch, Part II

I felt reasonably confident that I had seen a picture somewhere of two young women traversing a wooden boardwalk that was meant to provide a dry path over the ditches between campus and the trolley stop on the other side … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: When Do You Need an Umbrella Even Though It Isn’t Raining?

When it’s young love, 1916. That’s Carl Knapp and Anna Ricketts and yes, they got married. Sure looks like fun.

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It Was Just a Ditch

I just looked at the comments from yesterday and realized that I had misunderstood the question: Regarding the question about the pathway going over the bridge visible in the aerial photo from 1921, I don’t think he was asking about … Continue reading

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Harris Gully

Someone asked a fun question in the comments yesterday, and by “fun question” I mean one that I am able to answer: In the aerial photo, across from the Main St. entrance, there seems to be a pathway, going over … Continue reading

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Two Mysteries Update

Many, many thanks to everyone who helped figure these out. The basketball photo was clearly taken on the loop side of Hanszen. This is a satisfying answer, as West Hall was the closest dorm to the athletic facilities. Here’s the … Continue reading

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