While much has changed on campus over the years, Houghton students of yesterday were not as different as you might suspect. 100 years ago, in 1917, they enjoyed tramping through the woods and playing in Houghton Creek. They had parties and picnics, pulled pranks and went sledding. Winter felt as long to them as it does to current students.
A 100-year-old scrapbook belonging to Houghton Seminary student Florence B. Kelly was recently discovered by college archivist, Laura Habecker. Florence chronicled her life as a Houghton student from 1914 to 1916—these words and pictures tell a familiar story: