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The first football team at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech) was formed in 1892.

The first football team at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech) was formed in 1892.

Floyd Meade trained a huge turkey to walk on a leash of orange and maroon ribbons and brought it to Virginia Tech football games, such as this one, in the early 1920s. He would parade the turkey up and down the sidelines and celebrate a touchdown or spectacular play. The press made a big thing of it, and the football team became known as the "Gobblers."

Floyd Meade trained a huge turkey to walk on a leash of orange and maroon ribbons and brought it to Virginia Tech football games, such as this one, in the early 1920s. He would parade the turkey up and down the sidelines and celebrate a touchdown or spectacular play. The press made a big thing of it, and the football team became known as the "Gobblers."

... And ppl look at me like I have 5 heads when I say "Blacksburg is my home."

... And ppl look at me like I have 5 heads when I say "Blacksburg is my home."

Money can't buy happiness but it can buy Virginia Tech season football tickets and that is close enough for me!!

Money can't buy happiness but it can buy Virginia Tech season football tickets and that is close enough for me!!

Making Music Margurett Powell Rider (violin) and Harriett Powell Myers (banjo) play for family members outside the George W. Powell home in Chestnut Flats. Photo taken around 1900

Making Music Margurett Powell Rider (violin) and Harriett Powell Myers (banjo) play for family members outside the George W. Powell home in Chestnut Flats. Photo taken around 1900

I wasn't sure if this was exactly the right venue for this, but this has meant so much to me. I was on campus on April 16, 2007 and was part of this. I live for 32, and I hope you do too. If you if any way supported Virginia Tech during the shootings (even if it was only in your thoughts), thank you. It meant the world to us then and now.

I wasn't sure if this was exactly the right venue for this, but this has meant so much to me. I was on campus on April 16, 2007 and was part of this. I live for 32, and I hope you do too. If you if any way supported Virginia Tech during the shootings (even if it was only in your thoughts), thank you. It meant the world to us then and now.

The Scots-Irish starting migrating into Virginia in 1715.  They soon became the dominant culture of the Appalachians from Pennsylvania to Georgia, not only because of their numbers, but because of their independent spirits, adventurous personalities and restless nature. They became the frontiersmen and cowboys of the Big Valley and the Wild West!  (From Scots-Irish in Virginia, virginia.org)

The Scots-Irish starting migrating into Virginia in 1715. They soon became the dominant culture of the Appalachians from Pennsylvania to Georgia, not only because of their numbers, but because of their independent spirits, adventurous personalities and restless nature. They became the frontiersmen and cowboys of the Big Valley and the Wild West! (From Scots-Irish in Virginia, virginia.org)

Morning sunshine, with Virginia Tech's Burruss Hall in the background.   One of my favorite spots on campus :)

Morning sunshine, with Virginia Tech's Burruss Hall in the background. One of my favorite spots on campus :)

1965.10.23. University of Virginia (Cavaliers) at Virginia Tech (Hokies). VT Head Coach: Jerry Claiborne. Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA. Final score: Virginia Tech 22, UVA 14.

1965.10.23. University of Virginia (Cavaliers) at Virginia Tech (Hokies). VT Head Coach: Jerry Claiborne. Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA. Final score: Virginia Tech 22, UVA 14.

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