Stuff flows into the Woodson steadily, week by week, like small river. Some of it is big important stuff and some of it isn’t, but it’s never boring. This afternoon a colleague showed me a recent acquisition that left me boggled:
Parking stickers are the very definition of “ephemera.” Buy one, put in on the window, then scrape it off or cover it over with a new one next year. That this survived for 66 years (and counting) seems like a miracle. It made my day.
People were already complaining about parking shortages in 1952, by the way. The stadium lot was considered too remote to be of much use.
Bonus: Campus Photographer Tommy Lavergne plays Stump the Band.
“Scare Owls. Do you know where?”
I have to confess that I don’t.
It’s mind-boggling how disjointed the Google street view is, as you drive it around campus.
I turn a corner in the stadium lot and the tennis facility turns back into a parking lot, and two different clicks have a half-finished EZF or none at all.
Scare owls at rec center.
My guess is at the Gibbs Recreation Center. The structure looks familiar.
I am surprised that they had parking stickers in the fifties. I don’t recall having to register my car when I started here in ’81. Parking was wide open and free until they installed the gates at some point during the nineties
When I came in 1991 I had to register my car and get a sticker but I think it was still free.
I remember parking on the asphalt in front of Lovett Hall as a freshman, but that all changed the next year. As sophomore representative to the first Wiess College cabinet, I got a sticker that allowed me to park in the lot across from the old Wiess. Otherwise, I would have had to park in the stadium lot with the hoi polloi.
We had parking stickers in the 1970’s–at least for the close-in college lots. It was much easier to get a sticker for Jones College than for Hanszen College; thus Debbie,my fiancée (and now wife of 42+ years) had custody of the car.
As an off-campus freshman in ’78 I had a sticker for the stadium lot.
Does that owl have a chest cannon?
Looks real bad, doesn’t it? I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t go anywhere near it.
In the breezeway near the entrance to the Rec Center. It does look like a “Chest Cannon”, but my guess is that it’s an attachment to fit on a pole.
I like the idea of a ray gun to knock down the evil pigeons.