According to campus maps the body of water near the University entrance is called “Trinity Lake.” Many students, however, simply refer to it as “The Pond.”
The Lake Project began in May, 1973, with the clearing and excavation of the lake bed, which followed the meandering path of the Salmon River on its northwest side. Dykes were built, and landscaping followed in the spring of 1974.
The “MacMillan [sic] Park and Trinity Lake Project,” ca. 1974.
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An aerial shot of campus grounds taken shortly after the Lake Project was completed, 1974. The new sewer lagoons – also part of the project – can be seen at the top, near the track. Photographer: George Allen Aerial Photographs Ltd.
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A similar view twenty years later, ca. 1994.
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The Pond has always featured large in students’ lives – providing a place to skate when winters are cold enough, 197-…
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…or adding a little extra challenge to The Challenge, ca. 1988.
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