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Monday, September 10, 2007

The Ivy Family Tree....

I'm not sure there is any ivy left on campus, being viewed as a hazard to brick buildings, but here is an interesting story I randomly read years ago in the Rocket.

President Eisenberg brought ivy to Slippery Rock State Teachers College that he obtained from
Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Horace Mann brought the ivy to Antioch when he was president there. Mann obtained the ivy plants from Washington Irving's home, Sunnyside, in New York. And Irving? Irving brought the ivy from Sir Walter Scott's castle home in Scotland, Abbotsford. Cool connections, right? I was able to find this story again by using the new KLN Digital Collections, and you can read more here.... a story titled "Ivy Oration Senior Class Day" from May 18, 1938.


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