Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The Heritage Tower is located between the baseball stadium and the football stadium on the Florida State University campus and was a present to FSU from the graduating classes of 1946, 1947, and 1948. These classes represent the transitional time when Florida State College for Women became Florida State University. The GI bill was introduced at the end of World War II. In 1945 men were allowed to attend FSCW to help alleviate overcrowding at other schools. In 1947, they were allowed into the school as full students. That was a good thing for me because that's when my father decided to transfer to FSU from the University of Florida after serving in the Navy during the war. He promptly met my mother, who was starting her first year at FSU and they were married a year later! The dedication of this fountain in 1998 marked the 50th year since FSCW became FSU. To see more wonderful watery pictures, please visit Watery Wednesday.