Memorial Field

Stanley King tells the story of Memorial Field as well it could be put in "The Consecrated Eminence": "One day, as I was walking about the campus, I stopped on the southern edge to look at the magnificent view of the Holyoke Range extending from the Pelham Hills on the east to the Connecticut River on the west. To the southeast was the beautiful expanse of
Hitchcock Field, where companies of soldiers were then drilling, to the southwest the impressive mass of our physical education buildings.

"But directly in front of me were some five acres of wild land, ungraded, unused, and awaiting development. There, I saw, was our
War Memorial right at our feet: a Memorial Field, beautifully framed and commanding the finest prospect the College had" (King, 273).

(Photo taken Fall of 1991).

View these other Amherstiana items featuring Memorial Field:

The White Place
Fields Panorama
Memorial Hill Panorama

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