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Dr. Ralph L. Ropp - "Old Normal Hill" - Natchitoches, LA
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N 31° 45.083 W 093° 05.559
15R E 491225 N 3512882
Quick Description: Old Normal Hill is located on the campus of Northwestern State University of Louisiana. The Hill was site to the original campus quad.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 6/9/2010 5:22:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM90N3
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Long Description:
The Normal Hill was both site to the original Bullard Manision, who donated land for the campus. Three of the four great white columns that once supported the east gable of the Bullard mansion still stand on "The Hill" and often serve as the unofficial symbol of the University. The origianl campus Quadrangle also once stood here. Location was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Plaque reads
There's a long winding road we can go
On the way up to Old Normal Hill
A road the was crowded long ago
There are thousands who follow it still

There's a banner of purple and white
We proudly hold up above
There's a field where the brave Demons fight
To glorify something they love

There's a potpourri filled with the faces
Of friends who have come and gone
There are memories of dear old places
That linger as the years roll on.

Then here's to the purple and white
And here's to the Demons so true
May the years ever brighten the light
On these memories fo me and for you.

Written in 1940 by Dr. Ralph L. Ropp, Professor of English and Speech; Debate Coach
Northwestern State University Campus Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497

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