Campus Scenes - Tom's Photo Album 1900-1903

Scenes Near South Hall from Tom Marshall's photo album 1899-1903.
Originals are 3" x 4" sepia colored prints

Students at South Hall
Students at South Hall. Looking west across the porch, Tucson mountains in the
background. The pose may range from casual to formal, from long to short pants,
but everyone is wearing a hat, coat and tie. They look young and may be
preparatory students; many of Tom's classmates were half his age. TMK
Old Main view from South Hall
The view from South Hall. The rock walk in the foreground is the same one shown
beside South Hall. Tom was standing in the same place as the previous picture but
facing northeast. These pictures show how much space there is between the buildings.
This space was named the Parade Ground. TKM
Student Surveyors. TKM
Student Surveyors. TKM

George Edison Philip Smith came to the University in 1900. He was a department head until 1944, and part-time to 1955. In the later 1960s he wrote an essay recalling how he had come to the University to teach surveying.

"On the first Saturday forenoon my class in surveying, some 25 students, was taken out east of the campus to become acquainted with the use of the surveying instruments. I was coaching a group learning to use a hundred-foot tape when I backed into a cholla bush and hundreds of cholla needles penetrated the cloth and stuck in my flesh. A couple of the boys accompanied me to the dormitory and helped pull out the needles. After that I learned to be wary of cacti and rattlesnakes."

Back of South hall
The back of South Hall. From left, the roof of Professor Foucar's home, North Hall and
Old Main. Crossing the picture is the original Barbed' Wire Fence. The dirt path just
south of the fence is named University Avenue, soon became Fourth Street. University
Avenue is now the name for Third Street. TKM

Smith was put in charge of the second floor of South Hall, he continues his essay, "At the south or rear end of the building there was a large woodpile replenished by the Superintendent of Grounds. I, like the students was expected to take the ax, prepare an armful of wood and carry it to my room where indeed, I found later was very much needed for Tucson's winter nights can be very cold. Of course I had charge of the second floor. At seven o'clock the students must be in their rooms. Many of the boys were from ranches and most of the boys were in the Preparatory Department as very few students were of the college level."



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