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This Day in History: UGA Students Meet The Iron Horse

Iron horse in Greene County off GA Hwy 15 in a cornfield
March 6, 2002 
Monira Al-Haroun
Iron horse in Greene County off GA Hwy 15 in a cornfield March 6, 2002 Monira Al-Haroun
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A conversation with Dr. Clifford Kuhn

Today is May 27.  

If we were to turn Georgia’s clock back 61 years to this date in 1954, we’d witness a rather extreme reaction by University of Georgia students to the placement of a horse on their campus.  

As Georgia State University associate professor of history, Dr. Clifford Kuhn explains, the horse was a sculpture and part of a well-intentioned effort to expose the university community to some “culture.”