I’ve recently been spending some time looking for photos that might shed some light on this 1944 map I talked about the other day:
In particular I’m interested in finding the rifle range and handball court just east of the stadium. This afternoon I was looking through a box of oversized materials–and I really mean big–and came across this aerial shot I hadn’t seen before. It’s dated 1946 but I suspect it was really taken in 1947. The quality is pretty bad and I can’t see either the range or the building with the handball court, which I suspect are hidden by trees. And yet I’m still interested in it:
Zoom in and look to the left of the stadium, at the corner of University and Main where the BRC is now. What the heck is that big oval? It’s visible in photos over many, many years and I’ve never been able to understand what it is. It looks kind of like a small race track. Anyone?
Tomorrow: A similar shot ten years later.
Bonus: An especially alert reader sends this sign of the season. I would make a joke about How the Grinch Stole Christmas but that would be impolitic.