This shovel was presented to President E. H. Russell as a souvenir in appreciation of his splendid work in the organization of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Fredericksburg. It was used by Mayor H. Lewis Wallace to break ground for the institution on December 14, 1909.
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Length: 3 feet
Edward Hustson Russell, the 1st president of the Fredericksburg State Normal and Industrial School for Women presented this shovel to Dr. Morgan Lafayette Combs, college president from 1928-1955.