During the summer of 1970, I was a member of the construction crew that built the Physical Education Complex, or PEC. It was a hot job during a hot summer during a hot time. As I watched the building come down during 2010–11 while visiting my son, C.J. Erickson ’11, I began to remember.
A bit of perspective is in order. Spring 1970 was tumultuous in America. Between April 13 and May 13, 1970: