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H. G. Wells Portrate

"It is possible to believe that all the past is but the beginning of a beginning, and that all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn."


The Discovery of the Future


Sewanee Memorial Cross


  • Wendy says:

    I love visiting the cross but, there's one thing that drives me nuts. Vietnam was not a war it was an armed conflict, not one of the 5 presidents that were in office during this time [1945 to 1972] did NOT declare war on the Viet Cong nor on North Vietnam.

    • Wake says:

      Indeed, but the purpose of the cross is to remember those who answered their call to service and how much better the world is for their sacrifice. To that goal I think the cross does a fine job.

  • Jessica Ledford says:

    Are small weddings allowed Infront of the cross ?

    • Wake says:

      I am not affiliated with Sewanee in any way but yes, I have seen a wedding there. It looked very peaceful and beautiful. There is a link to their website on this page which would be a good place to look for a contact number for the University.

  • Brent says:

    What camera was used here?

    • Wake says:

      I believe I just used an old iPhone 4s for both of these photos.

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