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The Esso Club was originally a gas station built by James A. Stevenson in 1933. It was the first building built on the property, aside from a small fruit stand that used to sit on the side of the road. During the 1930's the road that the Esso Club…

The last man to be lynched in south Carolina was Willie Earle. On February 15th, 1947, Thomas Brown, a taxi driver in Greenville, South Carolina was robbed and stabbed to death by a unidentified passenger. Brown told police, a black man attack him.…

Clemson House officially opened on November 1, 1950. Clemson had a surge of enrollment after WWII thanks to the GI Bill but did not have the housing and accommodations to keep up. This lead to the Board of Trustees creating the Clemson Housing…

Fike Recreation was originally named the "Clemson Field House" opened in 1930. The Facility was renamed after Rupert Fike, a renowned doctor and Clemson Alumnus, in 1966. The name was then officially changed to Fike Recreation Center in 1971. Fike…

Bowman Field is a huge field in the center-North of campus, next to the beginning of Downtown and Tillman Hall. Its uses are nearly universal, with its everyday use mostly being students and residents of nearby Clemson using it to play frisbee with…

Harvey Gantt was the first African American student to enroll at Clemson, entering the University in January 1963. Harvey Gantt’s enrollment itself was a difficult situation, led by civil rights lawyer Matthew Perry. Anti-black feeling in South…

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