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Chapter 67: Not a ‘Poler’

East Hall Stetson University DeLand, Florida March 22, 1903 (As narrated by Paul Carter) The five of us (myself, Emmett, Sturgeon, Anthony, DeCottes) are sitting in various degrees of posture on the front porch of East Hall, a large, white frame house that serves as a dormitory for 14 or […]

Chapter 61: The Goal

January 4, 1903 East Hall Men’s Dormitory Stetson University DeLand, Florida I love where I am at this moment. This is different than the Seminary, and the Business College; this is about joining in active discussions with my professors about something I am entirely interested in, and this all makes […]

Grits the Dog

The Internet says today is National Puppy Day, and with that, I give you a little story about a dog in Emmett’s life, named Grits. While Emmett attended Stetson University from 1902 to 1904, it turns out that he had group ownership of a yellow Labrador Retriever/pit bull terrier mix. […]

The Earls of East Hall, Part III

Continuing our study of Emmett’s junior year dorm mates at Stetson University, we now come to Emmett’s name on the list: Hamilton Hall, or, Hamilton House, was a women’s cottage dorm. Here’s what the 1902 Stetson University bulletin said about the dorm: Some ‘club’ where you have to provide your […]