Almost, but not quite, the same patch of ground in the Academic Quad. The first is in the fall of 1911, part of the original tunnel system:
And the second is much later. Can you guess what would have prompted the installation of a sprinkler system? I’m guessing it was to make sure things were green and pretty for the Economic Summit in scorching hot mid-July 1990. It did no favors for the Italian cypresses, though, which now have perpetually wet feet:
Bonus: I’m up at Iowa State today for a meeting and we were treated to a short concert by part of the Iowa State University Cyclone Football “Varsity” Marching Band. They were very good. Apparently ISU’s Homecoming is this weekend. I like their chances against a wobbly University of Texas team.