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Grounded in History

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Photo by Austin Patterson

War Hymn Monument

The War Hymn Monument in front of Kyle Field was unveiled in Sept. 2014. The 40-foot wide statue features 12 students locked arm in arm, swaying to the War Hymn and sawing Varsity’s horns off, a tradition unique to Texas A&M. The statue is located on the 50-yard line of the east side of the stadium, which is where the student section is located. The statue is modeled after A&M students from a diverse background, including both undergraduate and graduate students.
Bolton Hall is located to the left of the front of the Academic Building on A&M’s central campus. Constructed in 1912, Bolton Hall was originally named the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Building. In 1921, A&M students conducted what is believed to be the nation’s first ever play-by-play commentary of a football game inside the building. Renamed Bolton Hall in 1939 after Frank C. Bolton, the then head of the electrical engineering department. The building now houses the communication department.

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