The H&H Ranch plus How Things Sometimes Go Awry

Yesterday’s post on the 1956 freshman class picnic brought this fantastic photograph from Bill Visinsky ’79. It was taken at the place the picnic was held, the H&H ranch, but I know neither the date nor the occasion. Please chime in if you do. And this wonderful image is worth a few minutes of your study:

Next, I mentioned yesterday how happy I was that both the letter and the list turned out to be in the same place. It doesn’t always happen that way. A perfect example of this is something that has bothered me for years. I would guess, by the way, that it’s of exactly zero importance but there’s something a little delicious about things like this.

Here we have a photo of the front of the Administration Building taken in the summer of 1916:

There are a lot of images that are more or less identical but this one is a bit different. There’s a note on the back:

I’ve checked everywhere I can think of and re-checked at intervals over the years and I’ve never found a single trace of that letter. What I can tell you is that Dr. Shine’s papers are at Texas Tech and in Box 35, Folder 12 there’s correspondence with W.M. Craig. Next time I’m in Lubbock I won’t be able to resist a look but I don’t know if I’d be happy or sad to find the letter.

Bonus: Ever wonder what it’s like in the basement of Lovett Hall?

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2 Responses to The H&H Ranch plus How Things Sometimes Go Awry

  1. grungy1973 says:

    All those pipes should run to a blank wall, that separates the basement from the steam tunnels.

  2. Bob Swanson says:

    How do I get a sweater like the guy in the right front?

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