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1893 in Clemson History

Events that occurred in 1893:

  • An Infirmary building is completed. It will serve until replaced by Redfern Health Center in 1967.
  • Dr. O. M. Doyle erects Doyle Hall in Calhoun, South Carolina, the two-story brick structure that will later house J. D. Morgan General Merchandise, Boggs Store, until 1957, and from the mid-1970s, Calhoun Corners restaurant.
  • January 31: Dr. Henry Aubrey Strode resigns as Clemson president, citing health concerns.
  • April 20: The Pickens Sentinel reports on Thursday, this date, that "By the end of the week the telephone line from Spartanburg to Greenville, via Riedville, Spartanburg Co. will be complete." ("The Pickens Sentinel, Pickens Court House, South Carolina, 1872-1893, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, Volume 2, compiled by Peggy Burton Rich and Marion Ard Whitehurst, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Maryland, 1994, ISBN 1-55613-985-3, page 555.)
  • May 4: The Pickens Sentinel reports this date that Major Stewart, Clerk of Court, recorded last week a deed from H. A. Strode, Nelson C. Poe and David R. Sloan to the Calhoun Land Co. at Calhoun for 614 acres of land. The consideration of the deed is $48,000. ("The Pickens Sentinel, Pickens Court House, South Carolina, 1872-1893, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, Volume 2, compiled by Peggy Burton Rich and Marion Ard Whitehurst, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Maryland, 1994, ISBN 1-55613-985-3, page 557.)
  • May 8: The Pickens Sentinel reports on Thursday, May 11, 1893, that the telephone line between Greenville and Easley was completed this date. ("The Pickens Sentinel, Pickens Court House, South Carolina, 1872-1893, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, Volume 2, compiled by Peggy Burton Rich and Marion Ard Whitehurst, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Maryland, 1994, ISBN 1-55613-985-3, page 558.)
  • July: The school welcomes its first incoming class of 446 cadets.
  • July 7: Barracks open for the first time. Cadet L. E. Gable is reported to have been the first one to enter the barracks. (Clemson University by Helene M. Riley, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S.C., 2002, page 24, ISBN 0-7385-1470-5).
  • October: The railroad depot at Calhoun is completed.
  • November 27: Future Life Trustee Frank Johnstone Jervey is born in Summerville, South Carolina.



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