“Freshmen must swim to and from all classes,” 1926

Although it’s stopped for now, it was raining this morning when I had cause to be out in the drainage area by the track stadium:


It’s been so wet this year that it’s just sodden out there. Still, a hundred years worth of civil engineering manages to keep the campus mostly passable these days. I think it used to be much worse, at least according to the author of this 1926 cartoon:

Flood Cartoon 1926 Campanile

Bonus: This clever drawing commemorates a flood inside a building.


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3 Responses to “Freshmen must swim to and from all classes,” 1926

  1. Karen Shelton says:

    I recognize that ark. I still haven’t figured out the artist.

  2. Bill Allison says:

    William Rice Marsh lives!

  3. effegee says:

    Reminds me of the KTRK-TV news crew paddling a canoe on Rice Blvd. by the old Central Kitchen during the 1976 flood.

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