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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Atlas Ray, owner of a legendary store in the Harricanes, was among those remembered at the WFHA program on country stores. Just received several reels of 16mm film. Looks like 1950s home movies of the Demon Deacs in the Billy Barnes days!!! From the April 1961 Wake Forest phone book... instructions on how to use a dial telephone, how to dial a number, how to interpret ringing and busy signals, and what to do on a party line. Anyone else remember those days? This amazing photo from Sanford Bailey shows just HALF of the folks at the 1954 Powell Family Reunion!!!