June 17

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  • 1953: The final day that steam locomotives are operated in regular duty by the Southern Railway. Last steam-powered freight run arrives in Chattanooga, Tennessee behind Heavy Mikado No. 6330 and the fires are dropped for the final time since Christmas Day, 1830, when the "Best Friend of Charleston" made its first run on the South Carolina Canal & Railroad Company.
  • 1956: Clemson Trustee T. Wilbur Thornhill presents a strong resolution to the board condemning the Hartwell Dam project. State Senator Edgar A. Brown uses his position and connections with parties on both sides of the issue to broker an agreement satisfactory to both and the trustees postpone action on Thornhill's resolution.
  • 1979: Dr. Claude Bethune Green, dean of undergraduate studies since 1970,