Students in Jessie Swigger’s “Introduction to Public History” class produced a historic walking trail and map of Western Carolina University points of interest as part of the university’s 125th anniversary celebration.
“The class started the project by taking a tour of campus with George Frizzell ’77 MA ’81 from Special Collections,” said Swigger, assistant professor in the Department of History at WCU. “As a class, we selected what we thought were the most important historic sites on campus,” she said.
The landmarks on the trail are Highway 106, Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Moore Building, Madison Memorial, Memorial Stadium, Breese Gymnasium, McKee Building, Cherokee Mound, Haywood Field, A.K. Hinds University Center, Alumni Tower, the Catafount, Reid Gymnasium, Ramsey Regional Activity Center, Childress Field at Hennon Stadium, Catamount Statue and Highway 107.
Kaitlyn Connelly, a senior majoring in English with a concentration in professional writing, was a summer 2014 intern in the Office of Communications and Public Relations.