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...

Fires in Davidson, Part II

Search for: DAVIDSON HISTORY Fires in Davidson, Part II There is little mention of fires in Davidson during the 1940s. According to Davidson native and former mayor John Woods, at that time the fire department was located in a building attached to the south side of...