The Automotive Age

Search for: DAVIDSON HISTORY The Automotive Age The automotive age arrived fairly early in Davidson. The first steam powered automobiles in the United States were produced by the Locomobile Company, founded in New England in 1899. According to Mary Beaty’s...

Davidson Hits the Gridiron

Search for: DAVIDSON HISTORY Davidson Hits the Gridiron What is known as American football began shortly after the Civil War when students at some eastern colleges invented a new game by combining elements of rugby and soccer. In 1867 Princeton students established...

“Spare the Boys”

Search for: DAVIDSON HISTORY “Spare the Boys” From its earliest beginnings, Davidson College was determined to protect its students from all sorts of perceived evils. The first charter of the college declared that “it shall not be lawful for any person or...