Approximately 400 persons witnessed the sod-turning and dedication services for the 115-acre campus of TJC on Sunday afternoon, October 8, 1961 …
Rev. Calvin B. Hanson, president of the new school, delivered the dedicatory address …
Also participating were Harold P. Halleen, vice-president and moderator of the Ev. Free Church of America; Dr. Enoch E. Mattson, registrar and dean of TJC, and Rev. Perry Havens, vice-president in charge of business administration, each of whom also turned shovels of sod.
“Trinity Junior College Sod Turned on October 8,” Evangelical Beacon, November 21, 1961, p. 3. [TWU Archives: F 2 B 55 File 39]
A Memorable Day
Cover of the Evangelical Beacon, November 21, 1961, featuring A Memorable Day in Canada.
[TWU Archives: F 2 B 55 File 39]
The original shovel, bearing the TJC insignia, resides in the University Archives
Photographer: Mike Rathjen, University Communications, 2010