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Do any of you old timers remember

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Jan 14, 2022, 2:09 PM

The whistle or horn going off at 1pm on Saturday afternoons at the P plant? Maybe it was a siren, I do not know.

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Jan 14, 2022, 2:10 PM

Yep...and I'm going with siren, but wouldn't bet money on it.

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Jan 14, 2022, 2:16 PM

Yes, I am thinking it was a siren.

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Jan 14, 2022, 2:18 PM

It did go off when I attended from 1969-1973

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Jan 14, 2022, 4:58 PM

I remember it too and I went there from 69' to 73' also

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Jan 14, 2022, 5:34 PM

I was there from 69 to 73..

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'67 to '73 for me


Jan 14, 2022, 7:41 PM

Yes, it was the 1pm siren.

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Jan 14, 2022, 2:18 PM

Since Clemson was known as a 'suit case' college,bI was never there after 5 PM every Friday.

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Jan 14, 2022, 4:29 PM

Was a siren in 1957.

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Yup...it was definitely a siren.***

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Jan 14, 2022, 2:32 PM



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Jan 14, 2022, 2:37 PM


The whistle or horn going off at 1pm on Saturday afternoons at the P plant? Maybe it was a siren, I do not know.



Yes! Siren. Not really an 'old' timer but remember that 1pm siren. Attended my first game at Clemson in 1973. Texas A&M. We lost....15-30. Mitch Tyner had an 82 yard punt. A&M had a RB named Bubba Bean.

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Jan 14, 2022, 2:45 PM

yep, Rat class 1968 and it was a siren like warning people of an air raid or tornado...

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I don't remember that,

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Jan 14, 2022, 3:03 PM

but I do remeber the fire alarm at my local volunteer fire station going off at 12 noon every Saturday. Anyone else remeber that or can tell me why?

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Jan 14, 2022, 3:29 PM

Volunteer Fire Departments will test their sirens and response times on Saturdays at noon. After returning from Desert Storm and enduring several alarms for SCUD missiles a USMC buddy and I were fishing up in NC one Saturday when the test siren went off. By then it was second nature, we both bailed over the side of the canoe and laughed all the way home. It was a wet ride.

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Jan 14, 2022, 3:04 PM

1pm every Saturday! It was a siren… still wish we kept that tradition! It was very cool…to have that happen!

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Anyone remember the siren waking you up on Sat afternoon?

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Jan 14, 2022, 3:14 PM

after a Friday night you may, or may not, remember?

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Jan 14, 2022, 4:24 PM

Uh... your right about that. Anybody that would walk out of Sloan Street Tap Room with a gallon of pickled eggs would understand.

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Jan 14, 2022, 3:29 PM

Went off when I was there b/t 87-91. Was a test alarm for the nuclear plant, wasn't it?

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Jan 14, 2022, 3:46 PM

Siren 62-66. Would like to hear it an hour before all home games.

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Jan 14, 2022, 3:56 PM

i remember it. I lived in johnstone. Back then most games went off at 1pm.

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Jan 14, 2022, 5:50 PM

Johnstone E336 Hail to Clemson

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Sure do! Was a siren***


Jan 14, 2022, 3:58 PM



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It also sounded...


Jan 15, 2022, 10:49 AM

After we beat the coots at the last game of the season.

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Jan 14, 2022, 4:46 PM

Yep, been to many football games in those days but I thought the siren/whistle went off at noon. Football games always started at 1 and the band and students came down the hill from campus at noon.

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Jan 14, 2022, 4:53 PM

Fire Station Siren, next to P-Plant.

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I believe it was a steam driven siren, because once it


Jan 14, 2022, 5:18 PM

was set off, it slowly wound down, if you know what I mean. This was 1972-76 time frame. I roomed in Old F,, across the street from it.

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Jan 14, 2022, 6:22 PM

68-72.....siren

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Jan 14, 2022, 6:40 PM

It was there from 1949-1953 when I was there. Was a siren.

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I 'members the air raid siren when...


Jan 14, 2022, 7:49 PM

...we won football games but not before.... But that was the 80's

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Jan 14, 2022, 9:05 PM

I remembered it as the steam whistle from the boiler plant.

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Jan 14, 2022, 9:40 PM

I grew up in Clemson. Graduated Daniel High School in '85 and Clemson in '89. I remember growing up hearing the Saturday 1PM siren. I don't know why it went off or when the practice/tradition stopped, but I distinctly remember it.

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Jan 14, 2022, 10:23 PM

It was a 1 pm siren from the P-Plant. I lived in A-804 in '73, and A-904 in '74 - these rooms were right below/above each other and faced West, directly towards the P-Plant, with a beautiful view of Death Valley and Lake Hartwell. I was in "Architecture" and unfortunately missed many a game on Saturday due to sleeping in, but that siren always woke me up, or certainly caught my attention.... I now live in Spartanburg (since 1978), and every Saturday a city-wide siren goes off at 1 pm, as per tradition, regarding the shift change in the textile mills.

I also remember when an acetylene tank exploded in the P-Plant and landed in the middle of the field of Death Valley - no injuries I recall, but the blast was tremendous.

Go Tigers, and keep safe!!!

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Jan 14, 2022, 9:44 PM

Was a siren 1 pm in 1965-1966

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Jan 14, 2022, 10:05 PM

My freshman year was 1969 and I remember the University Police Dept. making announcements to move your car by 8am on gameday mornings and the Marching Band starting their morning Practice for the game at 8am under F overpass. That helped cure a hangover.

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Jan 14, 2022, 10:22 PM

60-64, siren at 1 PM Saturday.

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Jan 15, 2022, 8:54 AM

Siren. Timed perfectly with kickoff of hime games until TV took over

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