Who knows how much of this tale is exaggerated? It happened nearly 80 years ago at Furman, and even those closest to the university can't recall having heard the story. A quick glance through the archives of The Hornet, the student newspaper in those days, also reveals nothing about what happened. But something remarkable did occur -- especially considering Furman's seriously Baptist nature at the time -- and so the story goes like this.
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"The Legend of Daddy Dorn (and Friends),"
Furman Magazine: Vol. 56
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarexchange.furman.edu/furman-magazine/vol56/iss1/5