Picture JS070

Picture JS070B

Description: Trinity College's Washington Duke Building. All that remains today of the structures shown is the Ann Roney Fountain (just right of the main entrance road), which is still standing in front of the Duke East Building. In 1905, President Teddy Roosevelt's train stopped across from the East Campus entrance. The sounds of factory whistles in East Durham announced his arrival from Raleigh. Other industries and locomotives joined the commotion with their whistles. During his stop, Roosevelt extolled the college's recent courageous stand for academic freedom (the Bassett affair) and remarked, "As I came in, gentlemen, I felt as if I was at a football contest." (Trinity College had banned football in 1895.)

Postmark place and date: Durham May 5 1909

Addressee: Mr. S. C. Arnold; Central S.C

Handwritten text on front of card: none

Handwritten text on back of card: 5-4-09 Thanks for card I had the Pleasure of visiting in Gaffney S.C. last summer I had a grand time while I were there I think it is a fine country By By Lena Horton 815 Mangum St. Answer soon

Printed text: 23.-9 F.M. Kirby & Co. Made in Germany

Filename: JS070 - JS070b

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