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Adolph Rupp, 1946

Adolph Rupp looked over a scouting report in December of 1946. With Rupp was assistant coach Harry Lancaster, left, Lester Kling and Ed Lander. Published in the Lexington Leader January 30, 1947. Rupp was born September 2, 1901.

University of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp looked over a scouting report in December 1946. With Rupp were assistant coach Harry Lancaster, left, Lester Kling and Ed Lander. Published in the Lexington Leader on Jan. 30, 1947. Rupp was born Sept. 2, 1901.

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Exploring Crystal Cave, 1950

A group from Transylvania College, including Dr. Willard Rouse Jillson,  Bob Jones and Oscar Hinton, explored Crystal Cave in Pulaski County,  Ky., in October 1950.  The cave would soon be under water as Lake Cumberland was created by impounding the Cumberland River with the Wolf Creek Dam. This photo ran with a story story about the creation of Lake Cumberland and the flooding of Cumberland River valley, published in the Lexington Leader October 31, 1950.

A group from Transylvania College, now Transylvania University, including Dr. Willard Rouse Jillson, head of the college’s Geology Department, Bob Jones and Oscar Hinton, explored Crystal Cave in Pulaski County in October 1950. The cave would soon be under water as Lake Cumberland was created by impounding the Cumberland River with the Wolf Creek Dam. This photo ran with a story about the creation of Lake Cumberland and the flooding of the Cumberland River valley. The story and photo were published in the Lexington Leader on Oct. 31, 1950.

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Nursing class graduates, 1952

The first class of the Appalachian School of Practical Nursing was graduated at the Good Samaritan Hospital.  Shown, left to right, are Miss Cora R. Davidson, Miss Ina Mae Glover, Miss Jacquelyn Perry, Mrs. Addie Lewis White, Mrs. Maude Spurlock, Miss Roma Jean Gross, Miss Mary Jane Wurtele, and Miss Eddie Landrum. Published in the Lexington Herald July 2, 1952.

The first class of the Appalachian School of Practical Nursing graduated at Good Samaritan Hospital in 1952. From left, Cora R. Davidson, Ina Mae Glover, Jacquelyn Perry, Addie Lewis White, Maude Spurlock, Roma Jean Gross, Mary Jane Wurtele and Eddie Landrum. Published in the Lexington Herald on July 2, 1952.

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Castlewood Park, 1981

A huge old burr oak tree provided shade and cooler air for Ray Garr and his family in Castlewood Park August 10, 1981. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

A huge old bur oak tree provided shade and cooler air for Ray Garr and his family in Castlewood Park on Aug. 10, 1981. Photo by Ron Garrison | Herald-Leader Staff

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Commonwealth Stadium expansion, 1999

Commonwealth Stadium expansion in Jan. 1999 as both endzones enclosed. Also added were 40 suites, 10 in each corner of the stadium. The expansion, whcih cost $27.6 million, also included new video boards, new scoreboards and additional restrooms and concession stands. It also raised seating capacity to 67,942. Since the 1999 expansion, the Wildcats have averaged 64,828 fans per game. Photo by Charles Bertram | Herald-Leader staff

Commonwealth Stadium expansion in January 1999 included enclosing both end zones with more seating. Also added were 40 suites, 10 in each corner of the stadium. The expansion, which cost $27.6 million, included new video boards, new scoreboards and additional restrooms and concession stands. It also raised seating capacity to 67,942. Since the 1999 expansion, the Wildcats have averaged 64,828 fans a game. Photo by Charles Bertram | Herald-Leader Staff

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Commonwealth Stadium preparations, 1991

James Flora of Lexington checks the big K at midfield of Commonwealth Stadium Sept. 5, 1991 before UK football's season opening game against Miami of Ohio. Note the endzone seats are not closed in. That part of the stadium was renovated in 1999. Photo by Tom Marks | Herald-Leader staff

James Flora of Lexington checked the big K at Commonwealth Stadium’s midfield on Sept. 5, 1991, before UK football’s season opener against Miami of Ohio. Note that the end zone seats are not closed in. That part of the stadium was renovated in 1999. Photo by Tom Marks | Herald-Leader Staff

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UK students waiting for football tickets, 1984

A group of UK students waited outside the ticket office at Memorial Coliseum on Sept. 4, 1984, for the “good” seats to become available for UK football’s 1984 season opener at Commonwealth Stadium. The group had been waiting since 8:30 a.m. for the release of tickets at 6 p.m. for sections 208 and 210. The line on the left was for the rest of the seats. Photo by Charles Bertram | Herald-Leader Stafff

A group of UK students waited outside the ticket office at Memorial Coliseum on Sept. 4, 1984, for the “good” seats to become available for UK football’s 1984 season opener at Commonwealth Stadium. The group had been waiting since 8:30 a.m. for the release of tickets at 6 p.m. for sections 208 and 210. The line on the left was for the rest of the seats. Photo by Charles Bertram | Herald-Leader Staff

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Future UK coach Claiborne as UK player, 1946

Newcomers on the University of Kentucky football team in Sept. 1946 included future UK coach  Jerry Claiborne, second from right. Claiborne played three years as halfback under Paul "Bear" Bryant. He went on to become the head coach at Virginia Tech (1961–1970) and  Maryland (1972–1981) before returning to UK in 1982. In his eight seasons as head coach, he led the Wildcats to two bowl games and a record of 41-46-3. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000.  In the photo from left to right is Harry Ulinski, Nick Odlivak, John Ciepalich, J. C. Williams, Claiborne and Dick Holway. Published in the Lexington Leader September 17, 1946.

Newcomers on the University of Kentucky football team in September 1946 included future UK coach Jerry Claiborne, second from right. Claiborne played three years as halfback under Paul “Bear” Bryant. He went on to become the head coach at Virginia Tech (1961–1970) and Maryland (1972–1981) before returning to UK in 1982. In his eight seasons as head coach, he led the Wildcats to two bowl games and a record of 41-46-3. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000. From left, Harry Ulinski, Nick Odlivak, John Ciepalich, J. C. Williams, Claiborne and Dick Holway. Published in the Lexington Leader on Sept. 17, 1946.

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Commonwealth Stadium’s first game, 1973

Traffic outside Commonwealth Stadium on Sept. 15, 1973, prior to the first game played at the new home of the Wildcats. After playing 48 years at Stoll Field, the Cats won their first game at Commonwealth, 31-24 over Virginia Tech. The stadium and parking rest on what was once part of the UK Experimental Station Farm Grounds. Commonwealth Stadium had a capacity of 57,800 cost $12 million to build - a tenth of the cost for the current renovation.

Traffic outside Commonwealth Stadium on Sept. 15, 1973, before the inaugural game at the new home of the Wildcats. After 48 years at Stoll Field, the Cats won their first game at Commonwealth, 31-24 over Virginia Tech. The stadium and parking lot are on what was once part of the UK Experimental Station Farm Grounds. Commonwealth Stadium had a capacity of 57,800 and cost $12 million to build – a tenth of the cost of the current renovation, which is to be completed in 2015.

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Advance registration at UK, 1986

Donna Townsend, a University of Kentucky communications graduate student sat far above the crowd as she worked on her class schedule during advance registration in Memorial Coliseum on Monday August 25, 1986. Photo by Gary Landers

Donna Townsend, a University of Kentucky graduate student in communications, sat far above the crowd as she worked on her class schedule during advance registration on Aug. 25, 1986, in Memorial Coliseum.  Photo by Gary Landers | Herald-Leader Staff

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