Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday's postcard: Beaver Stadium in the 1960s

This is an undated (likely from the 1960s), unused postcard showing Beaver Stadium, on the campus of Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania.

The information on the back includes:
  • BEAVER STADIUM, The Pennsylvania State University completed for use in 1960.
  • Color photo by Richard C. Miller
  • Natural Color Card Published by Modern-Ad, Butler, Pa.

Beaver Stadium is named after James A. Beaver, who, according to Penn State's sports website, was a lawyer in Bellefonte at the outbreak of the Civil War who enlisted in the Union Army as a second lieutenant and rose to the rank of brigadier general prior to his discharge in 1864.

Here's a nifty YouTube video from 2010 looking at 50 years of Beaver Stadium history:

Beaver Stadium will be jam-packed this afternoon as Penn State takes on Alabama in a highly anticipated college football showdown. For full coverage, you can check out the website of the newspaper I work for, the York Daily Record/Sunday News.

1. That was supposed to make you laugh.

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