Wake Forest Historical Museum

LOCATION: 414 N. Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587 CONTACT: 919-556-2911

A 1920’s Love Story

Clyde Dawkins played football at Wake Forest College in the 1920s. And he had a first love… a girl named Gladys.

Of course, that was more than 80-years ago. And it was back in those golden days on the old campus when Clyde gave Gladys a black and gold Wake Forest scarf. Maybe it was so she’d always remember him. And she always did.

Although Gladys eventually married another man, she kept the scarf the rest of her life. And she always spoke well of Clyde Dawkins.

When Gladys passed away, her son found the scarf among her belongings… along with Clyde’s photograph. He kindly donated the items to the Wake Forest Historical Museum, which is honored to help preserve them.

As they say, old loves never die, they just move to a quieter place in the heart.

That’s the story of Clyde and Gladys.

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This entry was posted on July 21, 2013 by in Artifacts and tagged , , , .

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Tues-Fri: 9am-noon & 1:30-4:30pm
Sun: 2pm-5pm

Closed: Saturday and Monday

Call us at 919.556.2911

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Flying the Demon Deacon flag as we host visitors from the WFU Alumni Council. Welcome to #oldcampus! Happy Easter from the Wake Forest Historical Museum. (Old Well photographed from the Brewer-Harris Garden) These are the brothers of Kappa Sigma fraternity. They went to school here on the Old Campus and reunite each year at the Trek. They are an amazing group and we appreciate all they do for the Wake Forest Historical Museum! #kappasigma #wfu "His most unusual talent was combining profanity in unexpected ways," author Tucker Mitchell says to our Trek to the Old Campus crowd, about the subject of his excellent biography, legendary WFC football coach Peahead Walker. #wfu #oldcampus