Posted By:Margaret Clyburn Duckett
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Subject:Re: Clemson Agricultural College
Post Date:March 14, 2002 at 14:16:55
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Forum:Anderson County, SC Genealogy Forum
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The first buildings at Clemson were begun in 1989. When the first classes were begun in 1893 my grandfather was one of those first students. The large and beautiful campus at the time was almost a mud puddle that first day! The name of the school then was Clemson A & M College. Uniforms were worn until about the 1950s. The college is now Clemson University and has continued to grow and grow. I received my Master of Education in much more recent years.

The original land was owned by John C. Calhoun and he gave it to his son-in-law Thomas Clemson. The Calhoun home is still on campus and the statue of Thomas Clemson is in front of the first large building - the one which has been the administration building.

The CAC design is one I am not familiar with. It could possibly be for Agricultural students, though. I'll try to remember to check on that. I surely hope all of those who need that picture will ask you for a copy. It intrigues me!

Good luck! Margaret Clyburn Duckett