Photos from Florida's Capital City (and occasionally a few from other interesting places I have been fortunate enough to visit in my travels!)
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.
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Very interesting! I didn't know FSU started as an all-women's college. I bet those first GIs who were allowed to attend had a great time!
Great picture and a great story to go with it.
This is such a neat fountain!It's difficult to think of one school only for women!So much things have changed nowadays!
It's a beautiful love story I mean how your father met your mother! :)
Another beautiful photo, Lois. This is a gorgeous fountain and a wonderful addition to the FSU campus. Thanks, too, for the historical explanation and for sharing some of your family history. You are a true "Nole"!
Neat post, Lois. I am glad your dad changed schools too or might have never been. Neat fountain. MB
It looks very inviting! It's another hot day down here. I wouldn't mind dipping my toes in, if that's allowed.
Neat story behind this pretty fountain! Nice to learn about the school and also a little of your family.
It's lovely hearing bits of history and personal stuff too - perhaps your dad and mum's story was what they were afraid of when they decided to have single-gender colleges in the first place! The distraction of the opposite sex!
A quite strange tower but a very important monument, for what I have just read. Your picture is great... and very watery!
Glad you enjoyed the hawks toilet.
Great shot and interesting history.
Darryl and Ruth : )
Really beautiful fountain and the write up is equally beautiful!
That's a beauty. I like unusual monuments and fountains.
It's a lovely fountain, but it's your story about your mom and dad that I love even more!
Nice fountain, and what a great story!
What a beautiful fountain. And I love the story of your mom and dad. How very very precious!
A lovely fountain and a great tale. It's a classy design with old world charm. Education for women as changed a lot over the past fifty years or so.
Melbourne Daily Photo
What a lovely story about your parents! Isn't it funny how everything works out sometimes? :D
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