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1954 fountain

Thirsty—ISTC students (probably members of the Oak staff) lined up to illustrate a yearbook ad for the Clymer Water Service Company in 1954. The water office was across the street from Gatti’s Drug Store and Stewart’s Hardware, on the current site of the Indiana County Courthouse. Can you identify the eager drinkers? If you have photographs, scrapbooks, or memorabilia you would like to donate, contact Harrison Wick at the University Archives in Stapleton Library at 724-357-3039 or hwick@iup.edu.

James Watkins

A Reminder of the Wall—Eighty-year-old James Watkins of Indiana helped build the campus’s original stone wall when he was a teenager. Last summer, he placed the final stone atop a seven-by-fifty-foot replica in the courtyard between the Suites on Grant and the Suites on Maple. A plaque at the site describes its significance.

Stone Wall plaque

The Stone Wall plaque