Home-Grown Entertainment

Search for: DAVIDSON HISTORY Home-Grown Entertainment During the late 19th century, Davidson was still fairly isolated, and in the absence of movies and other entertainments, residents readily provided their own. A perusal of The Davidson Monthly from the era reveals...

The Fighting Parson

Search for: DAVIDSON HISTORY The Fighting Parson Benjamin Rice Lacy, Jr., grandson of Davidson president Drury Lacy and a 1906 Davidson graduate, was nicknamed “The Fighting Parson” after his actions in World War I. According to the Davidsonian, while in...

“Dandy Jim” Douglass

Search for: DAVIDSON HISTORY “Dandy Jim” Douglass One of the most colorful members of Davidson College’s class of 1893 was James McDowell Douglass. “Dandy Jim,” as he was called, was born in Fairfield County, South Carolina in 1867.¬† His...