|Allen Steinhelm Museum, Alfred University, Alfred, NY|
Alfred State College is a public, coeducational, two- and four-year, nonsectarian college of approximately 3,300 undergraduates. The College was founded in 1908 and joined the newly organized State University of New York (SUNY) system in 1948.
Alfred State is located in the beautiful Southern Tier, surrounded by lakes, ponds, wetlands, and state parks. Alfred State is 70 miles south of Rochester and 90 miles southeast of Buffalo.
Alfred University’s old Davis Gymnasium has a wooden track at floor level. The track is banked where it curves. a small, dark, dreary facility from the 1920s. Students say the track is a rarity, one of the few such wooden tracks left. Indeed, some even want it preserved. I’m no expert in gymnasium history, but I haven’t seen a wood track like this one before. I’ve seen both old and new tracks suspended at mezzanine level, but never a wooden track at floor level.
Jerry performed here on
5/1/70 New Riders Of The Purple Sage and Grateful Dead