Thursday, September 1, 2016
Throwback Thursday: Send a postcard
You may have recently sent your parents or a high school friend a selfie with the Griffin, the Career & Professional Development Center's Handshake chair, or one of the statues around campus. Once upon a time, students had to stay in touch with those at home via snail mail, or, as it used to be known, "mail."
This scan of a postcard is titled "London plane trees View book."
If you're interested in learning more about London Planetrees, the Arbor Day Foundation's website is a good starting point (https://www.arborday.org/trees/treeguide/TreeDetail.cfm?ItemID=904). "The tree was found to thrive in the sooty air and provide wonderful shade." Anyone who has hiked up the Hill on a hot day with a train roaring by will understand why these are good characteristics for trees lining the SHU drive!