From the Archives & Special Collections: Growing Strong

archives_blog_9_22_15As the falls sports begin their season, you cannot help but notice the green, thick grass growing on Peyton Field. Football and soccer get the chance to play some of their games on this first-rate turf this fall. It would be hard to imagine this field being any less than it is, but there was a time when Peyton Field was just layers of “too-fine sand, silt and clay,” hardly a place to compete. It was back in 1964 that the University of Puget Sound decided to call in an expert to fix the problem. Dr. Ray Goss had all of the old grass torn up. An irrigation system was installed and new sod was rolled out. Fifty-one years later, Peyton Field is still growing strong.

The Archives & Special Collections is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. or by appointment.

By Sierra Scott

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