Sunday, October 31, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines -- 1976

$2.8 million Goodell Physical Education Complex completed, facility includes olympic-sized swimming pool, two handball courts, a squash court, a basketball court, two classrooms, a music room, rifle range, and other facilities [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 140 &]

October 31 - official inauguration of President Schleusener is first major event held in the new Goodell Gymnasium [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 145]

Today's Devereaux Nuggets

October 31

After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore was declared complete on this day in 1941. What do you want to know about the monument? Find it @ your library.

On October 31, 1956, Admiral George J. Dufek and a crew of six became the first Americans to set foot at the South Pole and to plant the American flag, and the first men to land on the pole from the air. Take your own journey to the South Pole @ your library.

Devereaux Library Widget Mania