Hi! Could you give me any advice about where to find information about the dairy? Thank you!
There is no one source. It’s mentioned in several SBC Alumnae Magazines (with photos). Jan Osinga, the former dairy manager, wrote a book where he organized his recollections of the Dairy. The bookstore should have a copy of it. I think it’s called “My Story” or “The Best Years of My Life.”
Do you have any resources about the Sweet Briar orchard?
I don’t have any published articles or references on hand. But if you read through Elijah Fletcher’s letter (edited into a volume, available in the library) you can read about the 19thC orchards. By the 1950s the College had phased out all of the orchards.
When was the picture with the red and green dots taken?
Probably in the 1960s - the small lake isn’t there yet.
Dr. Karol Lawson added: The photo shows both Babcock and Guion, which were built in the early to mid 1960s. However, the trees in the Guion parking lot are not grown up in the photos, so I’d guess the photos is mid 1960s, just after those building went up.