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You’ve probably heard Johnny Cash’s famous song, “Folsom Prison Blues,” and may know that Cash performed his live album, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, at the prison in January 1968. But did you know that his first concert at Folsom Prison was 50 years ago today? On November 8, 1966
November 8, 2016 • Sara Gunasekara
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Today’s On This Day post take us to March 28, 1968 and the dedication of the centennial tree. In the image below from the University Archives Photographs, Chancellor Emil Mrak and Vera Mrak planted a magnolia tree at Howard Way and Russell Boulevard to commemorate the centennial of
March 28, 2016 • Sara Gunasekara
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Today’s On This Day post features an article from the March 8, 1916 Weekly Agricola newspaper which announced the formation of a Fire Department for the University Farm.     March 8, 1916 Weekly Agricola
March 8, 2016 • Sara Gunasekara
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Today’s On This Day post takes us back one hundred years to February 2, 1916 when the article, “Beautiful Snow Again In Davis,” ran in the Weekly Agricola. The snow, which fell off and on during Thursday, January 27, 1916, remained on the ground until late the next
February 2, 2016 • Sara Gunasekara
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Today’s On This Day post takes us to the May 4, 1965 dedication of the Carolee Shields Garden in the UC Davis Arboretum. Carolee Shields (1876-1971), was an avid gardener and wife of Peter J. Shields, a Sacramento Superior Court judge who wrote the legislation that led to the establishment
May 4, 2015 • Sara Gunasekara
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Today’s On This Day post celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the signing of the UC Davis Principles of Community. More information about the history of the Principles of Community can be found on the Office of Campus Community Relations website here. The photo below, from the
April 20, 2015 • Sara Gunasekara