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?
All those pipes should run to a blank wall, that separates the basement from the steam tunnels.
How do I get a sweater like the guy in the right front?