June 11

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  • 1876: Heavy rains on Sunday, this date, wash out almost every bridge in Pickens County. Elihu Griffin's old mill house on Rice's Creek is carried away, as is the bridge there. The Pickens Sentinel reports on Thursday, June 22, 1876. ("The Pickens Sentinel, Pickens Court House, South Carolina, 1872-1893, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, Volume 1, compiled by Peggy Burton Rich and Marion Ard Whitehurst, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Maryland, 1994, ISBN 1-55613-985-3, page 29.)
  • 1890: The first death of a board of trustee member, Benjamin Wheeler Edwards, occurs less than six months after the board first meets. "As a state senator he had been a strong advocate of establishing an agricultural college. When he died he was completing reports as chairman of two major board committees." (Bryan, Wright, "Clemson: An Informal History of the University 1889-1979", The R. L. Bryan Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1979, ISBN 0-934870-01-2, page 36.)
  • 1892: Future Clemson head football and basketball coach Josh Cody is born in Franklin, Tennessee.
  • 1935: The old wooden Central Hotel burns completely in a late evening fire. "The old hotel, famous when the Southern Railway trains used to stop here for passengers to dine, was completely destroyed by fire late Saturday night. The blaze was noted about 10 o' clock. The building, a thre-story frame structure made up of several sections, made a tremendous blaze. It is in the central part of town but the lack of wind and the recent rain kept other structures from being damaged. It was unoccupied. The Southern has been trying to sell it for sometime." ("Once Famous Hotel at Central Burns", Pickens Sentinel, 11 June 1935.)
  • 1956: The Board of Trustees adopts a report prepared by Lockwood-Greene engineering firm of Spartanburg that details the devastating losses to the lands of the college if the Hartwell dam project is completed as currently proposed. (Riley, Helene M., "Clemson University", Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, South Carolina, 2002, Library of Congress card number 2002108889, ISBN 0-7385-1470-5, page 103.)
  • 2007: Last day to order diploma for August graduation.
  • 2008: Storytelling with Crosby Hunt - as part of WordBRIDGE Crosby Hunt will lead a workshop/lecture on storytelling. Hunt is a professor of theatre at Middle Tennessee State University. WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory offers patrons a chance to interact with a unique playwriting laboratory, where a variety of nationally selected writers work in a creative environment to develop their work and present to the public a variety of staged-readings, lectures and workshops. Brooks Center, 4:30-5:30 p.m., free, sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts. Contact: Mark Charney, [email protected], 864-656-5415.

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