Pictures of Billy and Nancy
Links to ECU and Ada
LEFT - Nancy and Billy - Callixylon Petrified Tree (see more below)
CENTER - Billy and Nancy - Time Capsule, Chapel, and Student Union
(Nancy's Dad, Orval Price, built the Kathryn P. Boswell Chapel
and the back addition to the Student Union
in the middle picture above)
RIGHT - Billy and Nancy - Tiger Statue and Fountain
More on the Callixylon Petrified Tree
In the years between 1913 and 1936, ECU and the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. were vying for a 250,000,000 year-old petrified tree.
At the time, everyone was interested in the discovery of the tree at a near-by farm because it was the largest example of the oldest tree ever found.
Dr. David White, head of the U.S. Geological Survey came from Washington D.C. to examine the fossil and decided it should be displayed at the Smithsonian, not ECU. ECU supporters raised money for erecting the tree fragments into a tree shape and moving it to campus.
Dr. White died before enough funds had been raised to move the tree to the Smithsonian and as a result the tree was given to East Central. The Callixylon tree was formally accepted by President Linscheid in March, 1936. The plaque at the base of the tree is dedicated to Dr. White.
Construction by my dad and his company, Price and Todd Construction Co. of the ECU Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel in 1957 in Ada, OK.
Unusual vehicle with the men in front was used in the annual Home Coming Parade.
ECU Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel 2008
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