Digital North Carolina Blog

Digital North Carolina Blog

This blog is maintained by the staff of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and features highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina.

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“Old Bob”

Most schools represented in the North Carolina College and University Yearbooks collection on DigitalNC only published one yearbook per year, but in 1929, Appalachian State University (then the Appalachian State Teachers College) published two. One was for the regular school year, and the other was to “make available some interesting facts about our Alma Mater and to perpetuate some memories that are near and dear to us”. One of these memories was that of “Old Bob”. Old Bob was, as he is lovingly described at length in the eulogy on page 23, “always honored and respected by faculty, the student body, the sextons, workers, and especially the Board of Trustees, for his faithfulness and his honesty of purpose. He did away with every doubt as to whether a horse has intelligence.”

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