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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 […]

Chapter 60: Emmett Wilson, Law Student

April 22, 2016 McKeldin Library The University of Maryland College Park, MD Did you know Florida’s first law school was at Stetson University? It was founded in 1900, and Emmett was one of the very first graduates (he was Valedictorian for the class of 1904). When Emmett attended between 1902-1904, […]

Chapter 59: I Begin at Stetson

September 25, 1902Stetson UniversityDeLand, Florida I stood outside Science Hall at 7:30 am Thursday morning, September 25; it was a clear day, a cool morning, but I was sweating and nervous. I hadn’t had anything to drink since I arrived on campus day before yesterday; I’ve been too busy getting […]

The Sporting Emmett

In celebration of Opening Day, we’ll take a look at Emmett Wilson through the lens of his pastimes: Sports. Emmett appears to have been both athletic and a sports fan. He owned and rode a bicycle to and from classes while attending Stetson University Law School in 1903. He attended […]