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The first athletic gym on the Ole Miss campus. Typed on photograph: Ole Miss very first athletic gym (anyone for a round of croquet????) Built in the early 1850s. [Full page images can be found in Box 1 scrapbook, also in this image gallery.]
Cofield Collection (MUM00078); J.R. and Jack Cofield original works are copyrighted to the University of Mississippi. Many images were collected by J.R. Cofield, and are subject to copyright under the creator. Archives and Special Collections. University of Mississippi Libraries.